NATO decision without a trilateral meeting! – News details

ANKARA (IGFA) – Following a trilateral meeting between Turkey, Sweden and NATO, the Communications Authority said in a statement that Turkey will send the protocols for Sweden’s accession to NATO to the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) and Sweden will reportedly support efforts to revive the European Union membership process. (EU).

The statement noted that since the last NATO summit, Turkey and Sweden have cooperated closely to address Turkey’s legitimate security concerns. It was stated that it has amended its constitution, changed its laws, significantly increased cooperation in the fight against terrorism against the PKK, and resumed arms exports. to Turkey.


The statement said Turkey and Sweden agreed to continue cooperation through both the Permanent Tripartite Joint Mechanism, established at the NATO Madrid Summit in 2022, and the new bilateral Security Mechanism, which will meet once a year at the ministerial level and establish relevant working groups. .

“At the first meeting of the Security Committee, Sweden will present a roadmap for the full implementation of all elements of the Tripartite Memorandum, including Article 4, as a basis for combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Sweden reiterates that it will not support the YPG/PYD and the organization known in Turkey as FETO.

Turkey and Sweden agree that cooperation in the fight against terrorism is a long-term work that will continue after Sweden joins NATO.

Secretary General Stoltenberg also reaffirmed NATO’s categorical condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. NATO will significantly accelerate its work in this area, including, for the first time in its history, the establishment of a Special Counter-Terrorism Coordinator. We adhere to the principle that there should be no restrictions, barriers or sanctions on defense trade and investment between allies. We will work to remove such obstacles.”


Turkey and Sweden also agreed to expand economic cooperation through the Joint Turkish-Swedish Economy and Trade Committee (JETCO), the statement said, adding that Turkey and Sweden will look for ways to maximize opportunities to increase bilateral trade and investment.

The statement noted:

“Sweden will actively support Turkey’s efforts to renew the EU-Turkey Customs Union and intensify the EU membership process, including visa liberalization. On this basis and in the context of the deterrence and defense requirements of the Euro-Atlantic region, Turkey will submit the accession protocols of Sweden to Parliament and will work closely with the Assembly to ensure their ratification.”

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