Türkiye’s parliament may schedule a debate next week in the foreign relations committee over Sweden’s bid to join the NATO military alliance after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier this week asked lawmakers to start proceedings, APA reports citing Bloomberg.
Still, a ratification of the Nordic country’s membership depends on Stockholm’s commitment to cooperate against terrorism, Fuat Oktay, the head of the committee, said Wednesday.
“We will come up with a schedule for meetings,” Oktay said. “It may happen next week or the week after. We have to make preparations first.”
Ali Sahin, another member of the committee who is also from the governing AK Party, said the debate on Sweden is likely to be scheduled for “no longer than next week.”