US 'confident' Turkey fears over Finland, Sweden NATO bids can be overcome
The United States is "confident" that Turkey's concerns over accession to NATO by Finland and Sweden can be overcome, a top advisor to President Joe Biden said Wednesday.
"We're confident that at the end of the day Finland and Sweden" will enter NATO and "that Turkey's concerns can be addressed," National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said.
"We feel very good about where this will track to," he said.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a meeting that necessary messages will be given regarding Turkey's security concerns over Sweden and Finland's NATO bids.
In a news conference with Turkish media, Cavusoglu also said he told his American counterpart that the US should strike a balance in its policies towards Greece and Turkey.