Sweden and Finland have reaffirmed their support for Turkey in the fight against terrorism, according to Ankara, which is blocking their entry into NATO.
Sweden and Finland reiterated their commitment to fighting on Friday “terrorism”Turkey said after a meeting in Finland between Turkish, Swedish and Finnish representatives on NATO membership of the two Nordic countries, Ankara has put a hold on it for now. “Finland and Sweden have reiterated their commitment as set out in the tripartite memorandum [signé fin juin]Express full solidarity and cooperation with Turkey in the fight against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.According to a statement released by the Office of the Spokesperson of the Turkish Presidency.
Turkey, a member of the transatlantic alliance, has blocked the process since mid-May, accusing both countries of protecting Kurdish fighters whom Ankara considers terrorists. The day after the two Nordic countries signed a memorandum opening up their entry into NATO, Turkey asked them to hand over thirty-three people they believed to be terrorists. In the process, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan A “Sweden’s Promise” Regarding transfer “73 Terrorists”. The memorandum signed at the end of June declares just that Finland and Sweden will respond to extradition requests Formulated by Ankara without reference to any figures.
To date, twenty-three NATO member states – out of thirty – have accepted the membership application of the two Nordic countries. Of the remaining seven countries – Spain, Portugal, Greece, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Turkey – only the latter objected. Stockholm and Helsinki abandoned their traditional policy of staying out of military alliances by announcing their intention to join NATO after Russia invaded Ukraine.
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