Turkey has told allies it's a 'no' to Sweden and Finland's NATO bid - Erdogan

19/5/2022 5:10:00 PM

Turkey's objections have come as a surprise to the other members of the alliance.

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Turkey's objections have come as a surprise to the other members of the alliance.

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has told allies that it will reject Sweden and Finland's membership to NATO, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a video posted on his Twitter account on Thursday.

"We will continue our policy in a determined way. We have told allies that we will say no to Finland and Sweden's NATO membership," Erdogan said in an interview with students? late on Wednesday.The Turkish president said Sweden and Finland harbour and finance"terrorists" and supply them with weapons, repeating Ankara's accusation that the countries supports groups that it deems terrorists, namely the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group and Syrian Kurdish YPG, which it also views as a terrorist group closely tied to the PKK.

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The Turkish president said Sweden and Finland harbour and finance"terrorists" and supply them with weapons, repeating Ankara's accusation that the countries supports groups that it deems terrorists, namely the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group and Syrian Kurdish YPG, which it also views as a terrorist group closely tied to the PKK. Komen Presiden Turki itu menyusul ketika Perdana Menteri Sweden, Magdalena Andersson memaklumkan majoriti dalam Parlimen menyokong keahlian Stockholm dalam pakatan tentera Barat itu. Ratification of all 30 allied parliaments could take up to a year, diplomats say. "NATO is a security alliance and we cannot accept terrorists to be in it," Erdogan also said. (Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky) Article type: metered . Sebelum ini, Recep Tayyip menegaskan tidak akan menyokong rancangan Sweden dan Finland menyertai NATO kerana negara berkenaan menempatkan ‘banyak organisasi pengganas’.