NATO expands, but Erdogan threatens to veto again

NATO expands, but Erdogan threatens to veto again

Recep Tayyip Erdogan reminded: The national parliaments of NATO member states must approve the accession protocol of Finland and Sweden. However, the Turkish legislature will not do so if the agreed conditions are not met, he said.

“It’s not a quick process. They know they have to eliminate the PKK (PKK) and the People’s Protection Units (both Kurdish armed groups). They have to change their own laws, they have to take action.” He said. According to the words of the Turkish president, for example, Sweden’s obligations include the extradition of 73 people to Turkey.

Turkey was the last NATO ally to lend its support to its expansion, after settling Ankara’s reservations on arms exports and counter-terrorism with the two northern nations with a deal on Tuesday. The document stated that the Finnish and Swedish governments are cooperating with Turkey in the extradition of suspected terrorists.

The Finnish and Swedish leaders said on Wednesday that the obligation to Turkey does not mean automatic extradition, but that they will consider each case individually in accordance with their own and international legislation.

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