The ratification of Sweden’s application for NATO membership is still ongoing in the Turkish parliament. The document is still under consideration by the International Affairs Commission and will be submitted to the General Assembly after its approval, Parliament Speaker Numan Kurtulmus said, Report informs via TASS.
“The ratification protocol arrived in parliament [in October], it will be assessed by the international affairs commission and then put to a vote within the general assembly. The work of parliament is carried out based on its agenda. The process continues,” said the speaker of the Turkish parliament.
At the same time, he added that Ankara expects Sweden to fulfill its obligations in countering terrorism, as provided for in the relevant agreements. “Türkiye gave its word and will keep it. But it expects similar actions from its partners,” Kurtulmus noted.
Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström said on November 29 that Turkish authorities could ratify his country’s application to join NATO within a few weeks. At the same time, he referred to a conversation on this issue with his Turkish colleague Hakan Fidan.