Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristerssondeclared this Sunday that the Turkish government is imposing a series of demands on your country to enter the I’LL TAKE what Sweden cannot and does not want to comply.
“They want things that we cannot and do not want to give them and now the decision falls on the Turks,” Prime Minister Kristersson declared during the People and Defense conference held in Stockholm and reported by the newspaper ‘The evening paper’.
The conference was also attended by the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenbergand the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Pekka Haavistoanother country that has also applied to join NATO to protect itself from the threat of Russia and that, like Sweden, is left at the expense of Turkey lift your veto.
On the way to the national conference People and Defense in Sälen. An excellent start to the new year 2023, which looks set to be very important from a security policy perspective. @FolkochDefense #fofrk #säkpol #turpo
— Pekka Haavisto (@Haavisto) January 8, 2023
Ankara refuses to admit the entry of these two countries to the Atlantic Alliance until they hand over all the individuals accused by Ankara of belonging to Kurdish organizations declared by the Turkish government as terrorist groups, such as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Likewise, Turkey also calls for the opening of the bilateral arms trade.
Before the conference, the Finnish Foreign Minister assured that Finland will wait for Turkey and Sweden to settle their differences. “We are not in such a hurry to join NATO as to not wait for Sweden to receive the go-ahead,” Haavisto said in statements collected by the same medium.