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Turkey Apposed to Finland, Sweden NATO Membership: President Erdogan

Saturday 14 May 2022
Turkey Apposed to Finland, Sweden NATO Membership: President Erdogan

Alwaght- Turkey is against membership of Sweden and Finland to NATO in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, signaling a possible hurdle to the two countries’ plans to join the organization.

Speaking to reporters in Istanbul on Friday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey, which is already part of NATO, did not have “positive views” on the Scandinavian countries’ moves to seek membership, accusing them of being “guesthouses for terrorist organizations”.

 “They are even members of the parliament in some countries. It is not possible for us to be in favor,” he said, without providing any further details.

Turkey has repeatedly criticized Sweden and other western European countries for its handling of organizations deemed to be “terrorists” by Ankara, including the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), as well as the followers of the United States-based Muslim scholar Fethullah Gulen.

Ankara has said Gulenists carried out a coup attempt in 2016. Gulen and his supporters deny the accusation.

Finnish leaders urge NATO bid ‘without delay’

Turkey’s opposition could pose a problem for Sweden and Finland given all 30 NATO allies must unanimously approve a new country becoming part of the US-led alliance.

Erdogan said it had been an error for NATO to admit Greece, with which Ankara is at odds over a host of issues, in 1952 and urged against “similar mistakes” being made now. Turkey also joined NATO in 1952.

His remarks came after Finland’s president and prime minister on Thursday said the country must apply to join the alliance “without delay” – comments which drew the ire of Moscow and saw the Kremlin threaten to retaliate, including with unspecified “military-technical” measures.

Finland, which shares a 1,300-kilometre-long (810-mile-long) border with Russia, is expected to formally announce its decision on Sunday following a meeting of the country’s senior political figures. Sweden is expected to follow suit.

Responding later on Friday to Erdogan’s remarks, Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto urged patience and called for a step-by-step approach in response to the Turkish resistance. There was no immediate response from Sweden.

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