Several weeks of talks are needed to resolve the NATO dispute between Finland and Turkey

Discussion week Will be needed to resolve NATO-related disputes between Finland and Turkey, Foreign Minister gauges Pekka Haavisto (green).

Turkey accuses both countries of “having terrorists” for refusing to expel those who are considered terrorists because of suspected relations with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), and bids for membership in Finland and Sweden. Repeatedly expressed opposition to.

Turkey is also demanding that countries lift the embargo on arms sales imposed on military intervention in Syria.

“I said a few days ago [that it’d take] It’s been a few days to a few weeks, but just in case, I think it’s going to take a few weeks now, “Harvisto told YLE in Joensuu on Sunday. “I’m optimistic that the problem can be solved, but it can take some time.”

Mr Harvist said Finland can be assured of increased oversight of various relationships with the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization in both Finland and the EU. However, no member of the organization or people associated with the organization may be handed over without justification based on the principles of the rule of law.

“PKK is on the list of terrorists in Europe, so it’s important to play our part in preventing terrorist activity from Finland from being planned,” he told public broadcasters. “It’s a good idea to clarify the structure of the rule of law. Political decisions cannot influence the mechanics of the legal system. This principle sticks here.”

president Sauli Niinistö Talked on the phone with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan Saturday. Niinistö emphasized to Erdogan that Finland has condemned all forms of terrorism and believed that countries participating in the defense alliance could strengthen bilateral relations with Turkey.

Harvist said authorities would continue dialogue with Turkey’s central government, presidential palace, foreign ministry and other authorities.

“We look for answers to Turkey’s questions and concerns,” he told STT.

Speaker of Parliament Matti Vanhanen (center) Said Saturday’s YLE said it was confident in the accession process between Finland. Finland needs to wait for more information on Turkey’s practical demands, but it must be understood that Finland cannot engage in political negotiations on issues related to its legal system and the principles of the rule of law.

“Time will tell you what’s ahead, but big historical decisions will be made and the decisions will be carried out,” he asserted on YLETV1.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT Several weeks of talks are needed to resolve the NATO dispute between Finland and Turkey

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