Turkey opposes Sweden and Finland's participation in NATO. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is angry over the inclusion of Sweden and Finland. Erdogan and Finland, and Sweden are opposed.
Russia has launched a war against Ukraine over its NATO involvement. Finland and Sweden are preparing to join NATO. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has strongly opposed the inclusion of Finland and Sweden. According to a BBC report, Erdogan has accused Sweden of being home to terrorists. Erdogan said Sweden and Finland did not oppose terrorist organizations. He asked how we could trust those countries. Erdogan has accused the two countries of harbouring Kurdistan Workers' Party members. Turkey considers the party a terrorist organization.
Speaking in Parliament in Helsinki, Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Havisto expressed surprise at Turkey's role. "We don't want to talk about Erdogan's role," he said.
Finland announced its intention to join NATO last week. Sweden has announced its intention to join NATO on May 14. Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson made the statement on Monday. NATO will strengthen Sweden. Anderson, meanwhile, has said he will not keep nuclear weapons on our soil.
Norway, Denmark, Iceland and other NATO member states have supported the role of Sweden and Finland. Britain has supported Sweden and Finland's participation in NATO. Sweden's foreign minister on Tuesday signed an application for NATO membership. Russia has also said that Finland and Sweden have no problem joining NATO. However, he warned that both countries would suffer the consequences.
Meanwhile, three months have passed since the war between Russia and Ukraine. Russia's war against Ukraine has not been as successful as expected. Russia had to withdraw from Kyiv. So, Russia has captured Mariupol. Russia and Ukraine were at war over the NATO issue. Discussions are underway to include Finland and Sweden in the same NATO.