Ankara may suspend the process of Scandinavian countries ’entry into the Alliance because they have not shown“ good results ”in the fight against terrorist groups.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to “freeze” Sweden and Finland’s accession to NATO, as Stockholm allegedly “does not show good results” in implementing the agreement. This was reported by the Reuters news agency on Monday, July 18.
The Turkish leader is ready to “freeze” the entry of Scandinavian countries if they do not fulfill their promises to fight terrorism.
We are talking about the fact that Finland and Sweden applied to join NATO after Russia’s massive invasion of Ukraine, but were met with resistance from Turkey, who accused them of supporting groups it considered terrorists.
We are talking about groups represented by the second largest people in Turkey – the Kurds, where separatist sentiment is rampant.
It should be noted that Europe requires Ankara to give the Kurds more autonomy, as well as respect for their rights in accordance with European standards.
It will be recalled that on June 28 in Madrid, Turkey agreed to support the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO. Specific steps will be discussed over two days.
And now, Finland and Sweden have been officially invited to NATO. All 30 participating countries must ratify their entry into the Alliance.
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