Head of the Communications Department in the Turkish Presidency, Fahrettin Altun, said that his country is following up on Sweden’s fulfillment of its obligations stipulated in the tripartite memorandum of understanding.
And that before accepting its accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “NATO”.
On June 28, Turkey, Sweden and Finland signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding regarding the two countries’ membership in NATO.
On the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid, after the two countries pledged to respond to Ankara’s demands and allay its security concerns.
In an article in the Swedish newspaper “Expressen” published on Wednesday, Altun added that the signing of the memorandum of understanding does not mean guaranteeing Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO.
Noting that it only paves the way for an invitation to join the two mentioned countries.
He explained that Turkey has been a member of NATO for nearly 70 years, and that it has the second largest army in it, so it has the ability to evaluate matters within the alliance.
He stressed that Sweden’s accession to NATO is linked to its commitment and implementation of its commitments to Turkey under the tripartite memorandum of understanding.
He stressed that Turkey will monitor Sweden’s commitment to its aforementioned commitments, before definitively agreeing to its accession to the alliance.