Monday, May 16, 2022

Turkish President Erdogan Will Veto Finland And Sweden's NATO Bids

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during the NATO summit at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. Yves Herman | Reuters  

Reuters: Erdogan says Swedish, Finnish delegations should not bother coming to Turkey 

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Swedish and Finnish delegations should not bother coming to Ankara to convince it to approve their NATO bid. 

In a news conference, Erdogan said Turkey would not approve their bids to join NATO, calling Sweden a "hatchery" for terrorist organisations, and adding they had terrorists in their parliament. 

Ankara says Sweden and Finland harbor people it says are linked to groups it deems terrorists, namely the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group and followers of Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating the 2016 coup attempt. 

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Turkish President Erdogan Still Opposes Finland And Sweden's NATO Bids  

Erdogan says Turkey doesn’t support Sweden, Finland joining NATO -- CNBC  

Turkey’s Erdogan says will not approve Sweden and Finland joining NATO -- Al Arabiya  

Turkey's Erdogan Puts the Brakes on NATO Expansion in Nordics -- Bloomberg  

'How can we trust them?': Erdogan says won't budge on Sweden, Finland NATO bid -- Haaretz  

Turkey opposes Finland and Sweden's NATO bids – Erdogan -- RT

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