ANKARA - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey will start the process of ratifying Finland's NATO membership bid in parliament after the country took concrete steps to keep its promises.

In a news conference with his Finnish counterpart, Erdogan said Turkey will continue discussions with Sweden on terrorism-related issues and that Sweden's NATO membership bid would depend directly on measures taken.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Ceyda Caglayan; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Jonathan Spicer)