The Turkish President's threats to Sweden and Finland will stop them from joining NATO if the promises are not fulfilled
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again threatened Sweden and Finland not to join the North Atlantic Federation Organization (NATO). He has given this warning at a time when approval has been received from most countries.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again threatened Sweden and Finland. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would halt their efforts to join the NATO alliance if they do not fulfill their promises to Ankara.
President Erdogan made a statement in the Turkish Parliament
Speaking in Turkey's parliament last Saturday, President Erdogan said Turkey was closely monitoring whether the promises made by Sweden and Finland were fulfilled. He said that till the promises made to our country are not fulfilled, we will maintain our principled position. The final decision will be taken by our Parliament.
Most NATO countries approved
He said that NATO membership applications must be approved by all 30 member states. Let us tell you that so far all NATO member countries except Hungary and Turkey have approved the membership of Sweden and Finland. Earlier in May, Turkey announced that it would withhold the approval of Sweden and Finland to join NATO until the two countries stop supporting Kurdish terrorist groups operating in their territory.
Agreement between Turkey and the Nordic countries
Let us tell you that before the start of the NATO summit in Madrid on June 28, an agreement was reached between Turkey and the two Nordic countries. In which the emphasis was on speeding up the work on extradition requests and tightening its laws related to extremists. However, despite the deal, Erdogan has made it clear that Ankara is not satisfied with the way Sweden and Finland have implemented the agreement. It is noteworthy that this year, Erdogan has made efforts to improve Turkey's poor relations with several countries such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Israel.