Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Sweden’s counter-terrorism efforts were “not sufficient” to reach agreement on Sweden’s bid to join NATO. It gives information about TASS.
According to the head of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden is not sufficiently fulfilling the agreements in the Madrid anti-terrorism memorandum signed by Turkey, Sweden and Finland in the Spanish capital. The document initiated the start of negotiations on the accession of Sweden and Finland to the North Atlantic Alliance.
“The Swedish government is taking certain steps to implement the memorandum, <...> Speaking at the end of the international donor conference to help Turkey and Syria regarding devastating earthquakes, Çavuşoğlu said, however, that they have been insufficient so far.
Former Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declaration on whether the republic is ready to ratify Finland’s NATO membership. According to him, Helsinki has taken “concrete steps” for this. Sweden, on the other hand, “opened its arms to terrorism”, and negotiations for membership in the alliance are continuing.
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