Türkiye supports NATO expansion, and believes it is the key to lasting world peace and stability.
Source: Fahrettin Altun, head of media and communications in the Turkish presidential administration, for Middle East Eye.
Quote: "Just before the recent Vilnius summit, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reiterated Türkiye’s clear support for Ukraine becoming a NATO member.".
Details: According to Altun, Türkiye supports NATO's geographical expansion, stating the reasons as not being "against any particular country", but in favour of the alliance becoming a comprehensive security organisation that will contribute to stability.
Quote: "We are pleased that our legitimate concerns about Sweden’s policies on counterterrorism have been accepted by our allies.".
Background: Earlier, Erdoğan said that Ukraine could count on a simplified process of joining NATO in the future.
The Turkish president also supported Ukraine's membership in the North Atlantic Alliance. »