• Turkey's leader opposes letting Finland, Sweden join NATO

    11 days ago - By Bésame

    HELSINKI - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is “not favorable” toward Finland and Sweden joining NATO, indicating that Turkey could use its status as a member of the Western military alliance to veto moves to admit the two countries.
    “We are following developments concerning Sweden and Finland, but we are not of a favorable opinion,” Erdogan told reporters.
    The Turkish leader explained his opposition by citing Sweden and other Scandinavian countries' alleged support for Kurdish militants and others whom Turkey considers to be terrorists.
    He said he also...
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