Erdogan said Turkey "sincerely supports NATO's open door policy."

The Turkish leader also explained that the issue regarding the application of Sweden and Finland to join NATO "is the attitude of these two countries to the vital interests of Turkey's national security."

“President Erdogan said that if Sweden and Finland do not clearly demonstrate that they will stand in solidarity with Turkey on fundamental issues, especially in the fight against terrorism, [Ankara] will not react positively to the membership of these countries in NATO,” TASS quoted the Turkish Chancellery as saying. leader.

Earlier, the Turkish president, during a conversation with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, said that Stockholm should stop supporting "terrorist organizations."

Erdogan also held telephone conversations with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and told him that it was unacceptable for the Finnish side to support terrorist organizations that pose a threat to Turkey.