Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan restates opposition to Finland ,Sweden joining Nato.
Written by News Room on May 17, 2022
Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has restated his opposition to Finland and Sweden joining Nato, just hours after they said they would seek membership.
Erdogan said the two Nordic nations should not bother sending delegations to convince Turkey, a key Nato member, of their bids.
He is angered by what he sees as their willingness to host Kurdish militants.
Reports says without the support of all Nato members, Sweden and Finland cannot join the military alliance.
On Monday, Sweden said Europe was living in a dangerous new reality, referring to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the move by Finland and Sweden to join the 30-member military alliance did not threaten Moscow directly, but stressed that any expansion of military infrastructure would trigger a response from the Kremlin.