Turkey opposes Sweden and Finland joining NATO, and President Erdogan says Ankara does not agree with Sweden and Finland joining NATO.
According to foreign media, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his statement, referring to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, has clearly stated that we are watching the efforts of Finland and Sweden to join NATO, but in this case Do not agree to join NATO
“The previous administration made a mistake with regard to Greece and Greece’s attitude towards Turkey is well known and we do not want Turkey to make another mistake in this matter. Sweden and Finland joined NATO,” he said.
On the other hand, Turkish political analyst and economist and former Russian trade representative Ayden Cesar has said that Ankara will veto Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO in view of its national security concerns.
It should be noted that discussions on the possible accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO were intensified in early April, and key members of the NATO alliance have supported this idea.
A majority of members of the Finnish parliament have already upheld the idea of joining the bloc, and Sweden is looking at a similar possibility. The Social Democratic Workers’ Party will decide on May 15 whether to join NATO.