Erdogan adviser says Turkey will not close the door on Sweden and Finland joining NATO.

Turkey has not closed the door to Nato, but wants talks with Nordic countries . President Erdogan said it was impossible for Turkey to endorse enlarging the alliance because Finland and Sweden host many terrorist groups .

ISTANBUL: Turkey hasn't closed the door to Nato, but wants talks with Nordic countries and a crackdown on what it sees as terrorist activity, especially in Stockholm, according to President Erdogan's spokeswoman.We are not closing the door.But we are actually treating this issue as a matter of national security for Turkey, according to Ibrahim Kalin, the president's top foreign policy advisor.Erdogan surprised Nato members and the two Nordic countries considering membership by saying on Friday that it was impossible for Turkey to endorse enlarging the alliance because Finland and Sweden host many terrorist groups.

The United States and other member states have been trying to clarify Ankaras position.Kalin said the terrorist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is a terrorist group recognized by Turkey, the United States, and the European Union, was fund-raising and recruiting in Europe, and that its presence is strong and open, as shown by Sweden in particular.In those countries, they must stop allowing PKK outlets, organisations, organisations, individuals, and other forms of presence, he said.Nato membership is always a process.

We should inevitably bring this one thing to the attention of allies, though.It can't be a one-way street.They cant ignore Turkeys security worries.