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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated he’s not taking a look at Finland and Sweden becoming a member of NATO “positively,” accusing each counties of housing Kurdish “terrorist organizations.”
“We’re following the developments however don’t view it positively,” Erdoğan stated in a presser following Friday prayers in Istanbul.
“Sadly, Scandinavian international locations are like guesthouses of terror organizations,” Erdoğan alleged. “PKK and DHKP-C have taken shelter in Sweden and Netherlands. They’ve even taken place of their parliaments. At this stage, it isn’t doable for us to see this positively.”
The PKK, or Kurdistan Employee’s Celebration, which seeks an impartial state in Turkey, has been in an armed wrestle with Turkey for many years and has been designated a terrorist group by Turkey, america and the EU.
DHKP-C is an excessive left group hostile to the Turkish state, america and NATO.
Sweden’s Minister of Overseas Affairs Ann Linde responded, saying that “the Turkish authorities has not delivered this sort of message on to us.”
“My Turkish international minister colleague, with whom I’ve an excellent and constructive relationship, is coming to this weekend’s casual NATO international ministers’ assembly in Berlin, the place each Sweden and Finland have been invited,” Linde stated.
“We’ll then have the chance to speak to one another a couple of doable Swedish NATO software, and I hope that we are going to proceed to obtain optimistic messages from all 30 NATO international locations. Most of the 30 allies have publicly expressed very robust help for Sweden and Finland,” she added.
NATO international ministers are assembly in Germany on Saturday, and Finnish, Swedish, and Turkish ministers of international affairs could have the chance to debate Turkey’s response.
CNN has reached out to the Netherlands for remark, and it has but to reply.
Turkish Minister of Overseas Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu spoke to NATO Secretary Basic Jens Stoltenberg on Friday, in accordance with Turkey’s state-run information company Anadolu.