Ankara accuses Finland and Sweden of sponsoring PKK and US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen
Ankara NATO He said he was in favor of lifting the arms embargo during talks with Finland and Sweden, which have applied for membership.
Reuters quotes Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin as saying on May 25.
“During this meeting, we saw a positive attitude towards lifting the embargo on defense industry products.”
Sweden and Finland have imposed an arms embargo on Turkey following Ankara’s intervention in Syria to fight YPG Kurdish militants.
At a press conference after the talks, Kalın said that Turkey’s concerns about terrorism and its expectations about the concrete steps to be taken in this regard were conveyed to the Finnish and Swedish representatives.
Turkey’s resentment and expectations
This month, Finland and Sweden follow Russia’s unfounded and unjustified attack on Ukraine NATO officially applied for membership.
Turkey is a member of the alliance of these two countries snowdeclaring that NATO astonished his allies.
Ankara has accused Finland and Sweden of supporting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and supporters of Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim preacher living in the United States.
The consent of all 30 members of the alliance is required for any country to join NATO.
Turkey is also dissatisfied with NATO and the West’s decision to join its Kurdish YPG in 2019 snowdid not support the military campaign.
Ankara then announced plans to resettle 1 million Syrian refugees in northern Syria and create a buffer zone there.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s foreign policy adviser Ibrahim Kalin