The report, quoting anonymous Turkish diplomatic sources, said the meeting was scheduled to take place in February.
The decision came a day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Sweden not to expect Turkey’s support in its bid for NATO after Rasmus Paludan, leader of the Danish far-right Hard Line party, burned a copy of the Koran on Saturday outside Turkey. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.
China’s state news agency Xinhua reported that Sweden and Finland submitted their formal applications to join NATO in May 2022, which were initially contested by NATO member Turkey, citing their support for anti-Turkish Kurdish organizations and political opponents.
A month later, Turkey, Sweden and Finland reached a memorandum of understanding ahead of the NATO summit in Madrid, Spain.
In the memorandum of understanding, Ankara agreed to lift its veto power over NATO bids from Finland and Sweden, who in return pledged to support Turkey’s fight against terrorism and to address “pending requests for extradition or extradition of terrorism suspects expeditiously and comprehensively.”
The Turkish parliament has not yet approved the bids of the North Atlantic countries, indicating that it has not yet responded to Turkey’s demands.
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