He demanded to fulfill all the promises given to the Turks. According to him, “Turkey has been waiting 50 years at the door of the EU.” He promised to say the same to the countries that “keep us waiting” in Vilnius.
Erdogan said these words at the airport. Ataturk in Istanbul before flying to the NATO summit.
Türkiye has been a candidate for EU membership since 1999. In 2016, negotiations on a visa-free regime between Turkey and the EU were suspended.
A meeting between Erdogan and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson is scheduled before the start of the NATO summit.
Sweden applied to join NATO along with Finland. But on April 4, the Finns became NATO’s 31st member, and Sweden’s application still cannot be approved by Hungary and Turkey.