“As agreed in Vilnius, the Turkish parliament will consider Sweden’s membership in NATO as soon as possible.”
This is what NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg writes on Platform X after meeting Turkish President Erdogan in connection with the meeting before the UN General Assembly in New York.
But whether it means anything in practice for when the Turkish parliament can ratify Sweden’s entry is unclear. Recently, both Erdogan’s Turkey and Hungary, the other remaining country that has not ratified Swedish membership, have again started threatening not to do so soon.
Stoltenberg writes on X that he is happy about the meeting with the Turkish president and that they discussed the intensified fight against terrorism. And Stoltenberg took the opportunity to thank Erdogan for his efforts to try to keep alive the agreement for grain from Ukraine to be shipped out of the Black Sea.