We see only statements about the determination to fight terrorist elements (…) but there is nothing in reality, the president of the National Assembly of this Eurasian country, Mustafa Sentop, said.
In such conditions, when the obligations undertaken are not fulfilled, we cannot approve the request, Sentop said, quoted by Anadolu Agency.
Earlier Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that his country did not view positively Sweden’s application for NATO membership, while Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that his government does not see any willingness on the part of Stockholm to fulfill obligations indicated in the memorandum signed in Madrid.
Following the start of Russia’s special operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Finland and Sweden submitted applications to the secretary general of that bloc, for their membership in the military alliance .
Ankara blocked those applications, but on June 29 Finland, Sweden and Türkiye signed the aforementioned memorandum on security.
Of the 30 members of the Atlantic Alliance, only Hungary and Turkey have so far not endorsed the accession process of the two Nordic countries.