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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu has showed his anger against Sweden and Finland, directly accusing them of supporting terrorism.
“Our concerns are completely legitimate. We are not against NATO enlargement, but countries that support terrorist organizations should not be members of NATO. Our attitude towards those who are members of NATO and support terrorist organizations is the same,” Cavusoglu stated.
“There are terrorists trained in PKK camps. There are photos that show that they support the leader of the terrorists, Ocalan.
The statements of the Swedish side are not constructive, on the contrary they are provocative. The Finnish side is cautious and respects our position.
However, we do not see the same from the Swedish side. While meeting with government officials in Sweden, members of the YPG / PKK met there. “After Sweden’s efforts to join NATO began, the so-called YPG / PKK leader was received by the Swedish Ministers of Defense and Foreign Affairs.” the Turkish Foreign Minister added.
“Assuming they become members of NATO, there is no guarantee that they will help terrorist organizations or not. There must be absolute guarantees of safety here.
Our position is very clear and unambiguous. This is not a threat or a deal for profit. These are clearly the two candidate countries that support terrorism.
While we were at the NATO meeting yesterday, the administrations of the terrorist organizations were meeting in Stockholm.
There must be strict security guarantees. This also applies to other allied countries,” said the Turkish Foreign Minister in his statements