Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey may give a message regarding Finland which will shock Sweden in a pre-recorded television program on Sunday (January 29) which was filmed on Friday in north-western Turkish city of Bilecik, Reuters reports.
Without elaborating the content of the message, Erdogan said if there is a need be Turkey may give a message about Finland, and Sweden will be shocked when this message is given but if only Finland does not do the same mistake.
Protests in Stockholm against Turkey and Sweden's bid to join NATO, including the burning of a copy of the Koran, sharply heightened tensions with Turkey at a time when the Nordic country needs Ankara's backing to gain entry to the military alliance.
Finland's foreign minister said on Tuesday that a pause of a few weeks was needed in Finland and Sweden's talks with Turkey on their application to join the NATO military alliance.
Finland and Sweden have said they plan to join the alliance simultaneously.