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Türkiye considers memorandum with Sweden unfulfilled


Türkiye considers memorandum with Sweden unfulfilled

Ankara, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Türkiye, Mevlut Cavusoglu, considered that at this moment it would be a mistake to talk about Sweden's full compliance with the terms of the memorandum to join NATO.

Yes, they changed the laws in the field of security, but, nevertheless, the activities of terrorists continue there, Cavusoglu stressed on his Twitter account.

According to the Turkish Foreign Minister, his country recognizes and reports some positive steps on the part of Sweden and Finland, but the obligations undertaken have not yet been completely fulfilled.

Sweden and Finland on May 18 last year submitted applications to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). As expected, these countries would receive an invitation to join the military bloc at the alliance’s summit that year, but Türkiye’s veto blocked the process of their accession.

On June 28 of that year, negotiations were held in Madrid between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, former Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

As a result, in the presence of the leaders of the three states, the foreign ministers of Türkiye, Sweden and Finland signed a memorandum allowing Sweden and Finland to join the Atlantic alliance if the Scandinavian countries extradite persons accused of terrorism and lift the ban on arms supplies to Ankara.


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