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The Turkish party criticized the decision to approve Sweden’s membership in NATO.

The Turkish party criticized the decision to approve Sweden’s membership in NATO.

Turkey, by approving Sweden’s membership in NATO, agreed to the expansion of its enemy to the north and east,  the chairman of the Turkish Vatan (Homeland) party Dogu Perincek said.

The Grand National Assembly (Parliament) of Turkey previously ratified the protocol on Sweden’s membership in NATO. In turn, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree approving the decision of the Turkish parliament, which was published in the official government publication, Resmı Gazete. Thus, Türkiye officially completed the ratification process.

“Turkey’s approval of Sweden’s membership in NATO is an increased threat to the expansion of the alliance in the north and east. This is not only a threat to the security of Russia, but also of Turkey. Let’s turn our attention to the west of Turkey – Greece. Who are the bases there directed against? Against Turkey. Against Who are the US-Greece military exercises taking place?” – the politician wondered.

According to him, normalization of relations between Turkey and the United States is not expected in the near future; this is a temporary period when Washington saw that the policy had failed.

“By agreeing to the inclusion of Sweden and Finland in NATO, Turkey agreed to the expansion of its enemy to the north and east. The government bears responsibility for this. Turkey will get rid of the Atlanticist system under the leadership of the Motherland Party in the coming period,” the politician believes.


“Motherland” is a left-wing party, which stands in the positions of the first president of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and has an anti-Western and anti-American orientation. The party considers itself the successor to the Socialist Party of Workers and Peasants, created in 1919. It is not represented in the Turkish parliament, but is an influential force, especially in the regions. Currently, the party has more than 50 thousand members.