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Türkiye: Altun to monitor the conduct of transactions with Sweden and Finland

Currently, it is the responsibility of Sweden in Finland to keep its promises in line with the memorandum, says Fahretttin Altun, Communications Director of Türkiye.

Turkey supports NATO’s enlargement policy, Altun said, adding that countries wishing to become NATO members must clearly state that they share the values ​​of the alliance. (AA)

Turkey said it would be incorrect for Ankara to present a trilateral memorandum of understanding between Sweden and Finland as a NATO accession agreement in order to continue to monitor whether the two Scandinavian countries are in compliance with the agreement.

Fahrettin Altun, Türkiye’s communication director, told Finns daily, referring to his commitment to fighting terrorism, lifting embargoes and restrictions on the defense industry, and full cooperation with Türkiye in expanding cooperation. Helsingin Sanoma: “Now, the responsibility of these two countries is to keep their promises.”

He recalled that Turkey had already shared the necessary information with Swedish and Finnish authorities regarding the delivery of terrorists, saying that this was also for their safety.

Turkey supports NATO’s enlargement policy, Altun said, adding that countries wishing to become NATO members must clearly state that they share the values ​​of the alliance.

“Of course, our most important expectation (from two Scandinavian countries) is the promotion and adoption of the PKK, its Syrian extended YPG, and FETO, which attempted a coup in Turkey and killed 251 innocent people. , And to prevent funding activities. “He emphasized.

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“No concessions”

Ankara also made it clear that neither country could impose an arms embargo on NATO’s second-largest country, Türkiye, he added.

Turkey has been a major ally of NATO for over 70 years, participating in alliance missions around the world, protecting the southern side.

“As a result, the memorandum was signed, and I thought Finland and Sweden had a complete understanding of how serious and determined we were in the fight against terrorism,” said Altun. ..

At a meeting in Madrid, he said “no” in response to a question about whether Turkier withdrew the request from Sweden and Finland, emphasizing that the country had made a completely legitimate request.

“If these requirements are not met, the development of Finnish and Swedish accession requests could directly endanger NATO, so concessions were out of the question for us,” said Altun.

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Source: AA

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