Ankara: Sweden should not expect a change in Ankara’s position on it Bid for NATO membership At the summit of the Western Alliance next month, unless this is prevented Anti-Turkish protests in StockholmTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan He was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
Türkiye can’t get close Sweden’s bid for NATO Positively while “terrorists” were protesting in Stockholm, Turkey’s position will be made clear again in talks with Swedish officials in Ankara on Wednesday, Erdogan was quoted as telling reporters on a flight from Azerbaijan on Tuesday.
Erdogan made his comments before officials from Turkey, Sweden, Finland and NATO met on Wednesday in Ankara for talks to try to overcome Turkish objections that have delayed Sweden. NATO membership tender.
Turkish-Swedish tensions It has recently been fueled by anti-Turkish and Anti-NATO protest in Stockholm Last month, when the flag of the hardline Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is banned in Turkey as well as in the European Union, was raised over the parliament building.
Commenting on the recent legal changes in Sweden, Erdoğan said: “This is not just a matter of amending a law or a constitutional change. What is the job of the police?… They should prevent these (protests)”.
Erdogan said that on the day he was holding talks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg earlier this month, a similar protest was held in Stockholm. He added that he had also told Stoltenberg that Sweden should prevent such measures to secure Turkey’s approval of its membership in NATO.


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