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Sweden and Finland do not have a “yes”


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President Erdogan threatens that Finland and Sweden will not agree to join NATO. Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg is in diplomacy for a meeting with Turkey’s Foreign Minister.

In the struggle for Turkey’s approval to allow Finland and Sweden into NATO, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called for Ankara’s demands to be taken seriously.

“Turkey is a valuable ally and all security concerns must be taken into account,” Stoltenberg said after talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday evening. “We must stand together in this historic moment.”

Erdogan: Sweden and Finland have no “yes” to NATO annexation

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned in Ankara on Monday that he would not agree to the annexation of countries that have imposed sanctions on Turkey. Referring to the planned visit of the Finnish and Swedish delegation to Turkey, he said they should not worry. The Turkish president said that no country has a clear position on terrorist organizations.

He reiterated that both countries support “terrorist organizations” such as the banned Kurdish Workers’ Party PKK. State news agency Anatoly released figures from the Ministry of Justice on Monday, saying neither Sweden nor Finland had responded positively to a total of 33 deportation requests from Turkey over the past five years. There is also criticism that NATO countries have restricted the supply of arms to Turkey due to Turkey’s actions against these groups.

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