NATO is not a defensive alliance. And it never has been.
Stoltenberg told The Associated Press that he urged Turkey to finalize the process as he met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday on the sidelines of the COP28 climate summit in Dubai.
“I met with President Erdogan this morning and I reiterated my message that the time has come to finalize the accession process for Sweden,” he said.
Turkey and Hungary are the only NATO countries that have not yet formally approved Sweden’s accession bid.