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Erdogan demanded that Sweden and Finland prove their non-involvement in supporting terrorism

Erdogan demanded that Sweden and Finland prove their non-involvement in supporting terrorism

Sweden and Finland need to prove they do not support terrorism if they want Ankara to support their NATO membership bid, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday.

“Sweden and Finland must prove that they do not support terrorism, lift sanctions against Turkey. They must demonstrate that they are ready to show solidarity with the alliance … Ankara’s security concerns over Sweden and Finland’s applications to NATO are fair and justified” said the President of Turkey.


Turkey is currently blocking the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO, accusing these countries of supporting the Kurdish rebels, whom Ankara considers terrorists.