He actually said that Turkey shares the same values as Europe…
This guy’s a fraud, glad to see that he removed himself from the ranks of the Finns Party and is floundering in a minuscule party of a paltry handful of hacks. This story is in conjunction with the story of the Turkish judicial system sentencing in absentia a Finn-Turk journo to two years in jail for ”anti-Turkish” activity.
Finland backs Turkey EU integration, says minister
Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini says Helsinki remains ‘unconditional’ friend of Turkey
By Diyar Guldogan
Finland backs Turkey’s EU accession process, the country’s foreign minister, Timo Soini, said on Wednesday.
Speaking in Ankara on the third day of the 9th Ambassadors’ Conference in the Turkish capital, Soini said: “My country wants Turkey to be close to Europe and its values.”
Soini said Finland was a friend of Turkey “unconditionally” and both countries shared the same democratic values.
The minister said both Turkey and the EU had “significant” mutual interests.
“Both Turkey and EU would benefit from continuing accession negotiations. Finland considers Turkey’s accession negotiations to the EU [to be] very important,” said Soini.
Soini said Finland remained committed to accession negotiations and maintained “open” dialogue with Turkey.
He also appreciated Turkey for hosting more than three million refugees.
“I look forward to further developing cooperation with Turkey and working together for stability, prosperity and well-being,” he added.