Turkish citizens call on the country’s leadership to block the process of Finland and Sweden joining the North Atlantic Alliance. This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic Mevlut Cavusoglu.
The statement on this topic was made on the eve of an informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the NATO member countries in Berlin, writes TASS on Saturday, May 14th. Cavusoglu called outrageous and unacceptable the fact that Turkey’s allies support the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Ankara considers it an extremist organization.
Against this background, restrictions were introduced against the republic, which affected the supply of defense products. Some of them came from countries planning to join the Alliance.
“For this reason, the majority of Turkish people oppose the entry of these countries that support the PKK and the SNA (YPG in Syria, Ankara considers them an offshoot of the PKK – Profile.Ru), and also asks us to block this process,” – drew the attention of Mevlut Cavusoglu. He added that the relevant issue should be discussed within NATO.