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The leader of the Turkish Motherland party accused the parliament of protecting NATO interests.

The leader of the Turkish Motherland party accused the parliament of protecting NATO interests.

The leader of the Turkish Motherland party, Dogu Perincek, called the deputies of the Grand National Assembly (parliament) “NATO deputies” after the parliament voted to ratify the protocol on Finland’s membership in NATO.

Finland and Sweden, against the background of the events in Ukraine in May last year, submitted applications to the NATO Secretary General to join the alliance. By the beginning of 2023, 28 out of 30 NATO countries approved both applications. However, Hungary and Turkey wished to consider the Swedish application separately from the Finnish one. On the night of March 31, the ratification of the Finnish application to NATO by all members of the alliance was completed, it is expected that in the coming days the country will become a full member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Earlier, Perincek called on MPs to vote against ratification, he said the alliance poses a growing threat to the country.

“The deputies who declared their allegiance to NATO are not deputies of the Turkish people, they are all deputies of NATO. NATO’s eastward expansion exacerbates the threat to Turkey. Polls show that 90 percent of our people oppose US and NATO imperialism. Parties in parliament “On the other hand, the US and NATO bow to imperialism. Parliament cannot represent the will of the Turkish people for independence and the determination to defend the integrity of the homeland,” Perincek said.