The NATO Secretary General said that the alliance is trying to address the concerns expressed by Ankara.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that despite Turkey’s objections to the admission of Sweden and Finland to NATO, he expects that this issue will be resolved and the two Scandinavian countries will soon become members of the alliance.

Stoltenberg expressed confidence that the members of the alliance “will come to a quick decision on the admission of Sweden and Finland into the NATO family.”

“We are working with the concerns that Turkey has expressed,” Stoltenberg told reporters in Copenhagen.

Turkey’s approval of Finland and Sweden’s applications is crucial because NATO makes decisions based on consensus.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday: “We have told our friends that we will say no to the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO and so we will go further along our path.”