Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde recalled that the Scandinavian country included the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the list of terrorist organizations back in 1984.
“Due to the widespread misinformation about Sweden and the PKK, we would like to recall that the government of Olof Palme was the first after Turkey to list the PKK as a terrorist organization,” Linde said. She also pointed out that the European Union “followed this example” in 2002 and that this decision remains unchanged.
With these words, the head of the Swedish Foreign Ministry responded to accusations from the administration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of supplying terrorists with weapons and supporting the PKK, among other things.
Earlier, the Turkish authorities put forward the conditions for approving the entry of Finland and Sweden into NATO. Among them are the extradition of members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which Ankara considers a terrorist organization, and the termination of its support.