Erdogan listed the promises of Sweden and Finland for NATO membership
In particular, the President of the Republic said that Sweden promised to expel 73 members of the PKK, which has been declared a terrorist organization in Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Sweden and Finland must fulfill the promises made to Ankara, after which the Turkish parliament will ratify their applications for NATO membership (the candidate must receive approval from all member countries of the organization), Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a press conference following the summit of the North Atlantic Alliance.
«Main— fulfill your promises. From now on, we will carefully monitor the process and take reciprocal steps,— quotes Turkish President CNN Turk.
The politician said that Sweden and Finland should extradite “terrorists” to Ankara, amend the legislation on terrorist organizations as soon as possible, and also “prevent terrorist propaganda against Turkey.”
“Sweden promises that 73 terrorists will be extradited to Turkey»,— he said, noting that he received the appropriate guarantees.
Sweden and Finland have announced plans to join NATO after the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, but Turkey's position has become an obstacle, which said that the two countries provide asylum to members of the PKK and supporters of the religious figure Fethullah Gülen, whom the Turkish authorities consider the mastermind of the 2016 coup attempt. .
At the NATO summit, which began in Madrid on June 28, Turkey, Sweden and Finland held talks, as a result of which Ankara agreed to join. After that, NATO officially invited Sweden and Finland to the alliance, and the Secretary General of the organization, Jens Stoltenberg, announced that the entry would be one of the fastest in the history of the military bloc.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, commenting on the plans of Finland and Sweden to join NATO, said that in Russia is “not concerned about this”, but warned of a mirror response from Moscow in the event that the military contingent and alliance infrastructure are deployed in these countries.
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