No “yes” to Sweden and Finland

President Erdoğan threatens not to accept Finland and Sweden’s membership in NATO. Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg is being diplomatic in a meeting with the Turkish Foreign Minister.

In the fight for Turkey’s approval of Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called for Ankara’s demands to be taken seriously.

“Turkey is a valuable ally and all security issues must be resolved,” Stoltenberg said Monday evening after talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. “At this historic moment, we must stand together.”

Erdoğan: No “yes” to NATO membership of Sweden and Finland

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned Monday in Ankara that the membership of countries that have imposed sanctions on Turkey could not be accepted. Regarding the planned visit of a Finnish and Swedish delegation to Turkey, he said that they should not even worry about it. Neither country has a “clear position on terrorist organizations”, said the Turkish president, who even described Sweden as a “hotbed for terrorist organizations”.

He again accused the two countries of supporting “terrorist organisations” such as the banned Kurdish Workers’ Party PKK. State news agency Anadolu also released figures from the Ministry of Justice on Monday, according to which neither Sweden nor Finland had responded positively to a total of 33 extradition requests from Turkey in the past five years. last years. There are also criticisms that NATO countries have restricted the delivery of armaments to Turkey due to Turkey’s actions against these groups.

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