Sweden received assurance from Turkey that it plans to finalize its NATO bid "within weeks," according to Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström on Wednesday. Billström mentioned that

during his conversation with his Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan on Tuesday, Fidan expressed an expectation for the ratification process to conclude in the coming weeks.

Billström emphasized that while Sweden doesn't take this commitment for granted, they anticipate the process to be successfully completed. The Turkish parliament had recently postponed a session aimed at voting on Sweden's accession bid without providing any prior notice.

During the conversation, Billström noted that there were no new stipulations or demands presented by the Turkish government regarding the ratification. He expressed Sweden's readiness to fulfill their obligations in this regard. Addressing reporters at the NATO foreign ministerial meeting, Billström highlighted that, alongside Turkey, Hungary has also not yet ratified Sweden's membership status within the alliance. Photo by DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison, Wikimedia commons.