[Washington, 22nd Reuters]–Turkey’s opposition to Sweden and Finland’s accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the 22nd, US State Department Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia. He said he hopes it will be resolved soon.
The U.S. government recognizes that the party talks held earlier this week were constructive, he said. “There is widespread support for the accession of Finland and Sweden across all NATO allies,” he said.
Turkey opposes Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO because of their support for Kurdish organizations.
NATO will hold a summit meeting in Madrid on the 29th-30th.
“We are certainly pushing for it,” he said when asked if he was confident that all parties would have the same view by the summit.