Finnish Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen is on a visit to Turkey.

APA's Istanbul correspondent reports that the Ministry of National Defense of Turkey has released information about this.

It was noted that the Finnish minister was received in Ankara by the Minister of National Defense of Turkey, Hulusi Akar, after which the ministers' one-on-one meeting began.


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Finnish Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen visited Turkey.

APA informs that this visit took place at the invitation of Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar.

The Minister of Defense of Finland, who is on a visit to Ankara, visited the tomb of the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk - Anitkabir, and laid a wreath in front of the grave.

It should be noted that today Defense Minister Kaikkonen will meet his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar as part of his visit.

It should be noted that the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Finland said in a statement released before this visit that the defense ministers of the two countries will discuss Finland's NATO membership process, common security issues and defense cooperation between the two countries.

Turkey has not yet ratified the protocol on Finland's NATO membership.