Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press release 9/2023
15 March 2023
President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö will make a working visit to Türkiye from 16 to 17 March 2023.
At the beginning of the trip, President Niinistö will visit the area affected by the earthquake in south-eastern Türkiye.
On Friday, the President will meet with President of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Istanbul. In addition to the reconstruction after the earthquake, the discussions will focus on the geopolitical situation, bilateral relations between Finland and Türkiye and Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO memberships.
President Niinistö’s delegation will include Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto.