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Erdogan: Turkey cannot say yes to Finland and Sweden's NATO membership


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. File photoANKARA, May 16.Turkey cannot say yes to Finland and Sweden's NATO membership, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “Then NATO will not be a security organization, but will become a place where there will be many representatives of the terrorists. We cannot say yes, let them not be offended,” the Turkish leader said at a briefing on Monday. interests on the issue of NATO expansion, the expert believes. According to him, “Sweden is a hotbed of terrorism, in parliament they have terrorists of the PKK (banned in Turkey. – Approx. ed.)”. Even if Stockholm and Helsinki make anti-terrorist statements, Ankara cannot believe them, Erdogan added. extradite members of the organization of the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen (FETO) and the Kurdistan Workers' Party to Turkey. Because of this, Ankara cannot look positively at the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO. The possibility of abandoning long-term neutrality and joining the alliance was discussed in Helsinki and Stockholm after the start of the Russian special military operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine. Russia has repeatedly stated that NATO aims at confrontation. According to the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, the entry of Finland and Sweden into the organization “is unlikely to somehow strengthen and improve the security architecture on our continent.” .jpg” />The Prime Minister of Greece called the auction on the membership of Sweden and Finland in NATO inappropriate

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