More than 90% of Turkish citizens have spoken out against Sweden’s membership in NATO, according to a study conducted by Turkey’s state agency Anadolu, which plans to present the results to the Swedish authorities.
Sweden applied for NATO membership in May, which Ankara has yet to ratify. Relations between the countries escalated after the actions in Sweden of supporters of the PKK banned in Turkey, as well as the burning of the Koran by ultra-right activists in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. Ankara later said that Sweden should not count on Turkish support for its bid to join NATO.
Anadolu did the research on their Twitter page. Users were asked to answer the question: “Do you support Sweden joining NATO?”
According to the agency, 92.5% of the study participants were against the accession of the Scandinavian country to the alliance. The study involved 50,155 people. The results will be presented to the Swedish authorities.