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Turkey's Erdogan Says He Doesn't Support Sweden, Finland Joining NATO

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Turkey's Erdogan , Says He Doesn't Support
Sweden, Finland , Joining NATO.
Turkey's Erdogan , Says He Doesn't Support
Sweden, Finland , Joining NATO.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan
made the statements on May 13.
We are following the developments regarding
Sweden and Finland, but we
don't hold positive views, Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, via Reuters.
As Turkey, we don't want to repeat similar mistakes. , Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, via Reuters.
Erdogan also based Turkey's stance on accusations that
the countries are host to "terrorist organizations.".
Furthermore, Scandinavian countries are guesthouses for terrorist organizations, Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, via Reuters.
They are even members of the parliament in some countries.
It is not possible for
us to be in favor, Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, via Reuters.
The organizations Erdogan refers
to include the PKK and Gulenists, .
which he accuses of playing a role
in a 2016 coup attempt.
Analysts say that it will take a great effort
to persuade Erdogan to see things differently.
Turkish national security elites view Finland and Sweden as semi-hostile, given the presence of PKK and Gulenists. , Aaron Stein, Foreign Policy Research
Institute, via Twitter.
It's gonna take arm twisting
to get sign off, Aaron Stein, Foreign Policy Research
Institute, via Twitter.
Erdogan's statements
come a day after Finland
declared plans to apply
for NATO membership.
Erdogan's statements
come a day after Finland
declared plans to apply
for NATO membership.
Sweden has not announced its plans,
but the nation is expected to follow suit.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated that Finland's accession into NATO would be "smooth and swift."
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