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‘Sweden, Finland’s ties with terror elements constitute main problem in NATO memberships’

Baku, May 21, AZERTAC

Sweden and Finland’s ties with individuals and so-called organizations that operate under the control of the YPG/PKK terror group constitute the “main problem” in their NATO membership bids, the Turkish president told British prime minister on Friday, according to Anadolu Agency.

In a phone call, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Boris Johnson discussed bilateral relations, as well as regional developments, including Sweden and Finland's NATO bids and the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war, according to a statement from the Turkish Presidential Communications Directorate.

Erdogan stressed that the Turkish government wants to make sure that Finland and Sweden uphold NATO values and take into account Turkiye's legitimate concerns.

He said that the justified reaction of the Turkish public against the NATO membership request of countries that support terrorism should not be ignored.

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