Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is reportedly an obstacle to Sweden and Finland becoming NATO members.

NATO news: Sweden and Finland are fighting to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), an intergovernmental military organization comprising 28 European and 2 North American countries. Both countries had applied to join NATO after the Russia-Ukraine War broke out. 28 countries have given the green light to the request, but Turkey and Hungary have yet to give their consent. The consent of all 30 countries is required for membership. In such a situation, your hopes for when Sweden and Finland will become part of NATO hang in the balance. According to media reports, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has put obstacles in the way of Sweden and Finland becoming NATO members due to some of their conditions. After all, what’s the problem, let us know.

Ardoan is angry about this

The reason for Ardoan’s discontent with Sweden and Finland is with regard to the Kurds. Explain that a large ethnic group has been living in the plains of Turkey and Mesopotamia, northeastern Syria, northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, and the mountainous areas of southwestern Armenia for years. He is known as a Kurdish. Kurds are fighting to make their own country Kurdistan. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was born in 1978 to fight for the Kurds. Later, this party began the armed struggle. Turkey calls it a terrorist group and the organization is banned in the country.

According to Turkey, around 150 Turks involved in the PKK are in Sweden and Finland. Turkey has made a condition that if Sweden and Finland want their consent in NATO’s request, they must first hand over those 150 people (Turkey). At the same time, Sweden and Finland have been saying about Turkey’s demand that the court will decide on the extradition of the PKK members. Sweden and Finland have been in talks with Turkey on this issue. The next conversation is proposed in February, that is, this month, but currently the dialogue is not taking place.

This is also cause for resentment.

One of the reasons for Ardoan’s discontent is said to be demonstrations against the Turkish army in Sweden and Finland in January. The anger of the people had erupted against the attack of the Turkish army against the Kurds. During this, Ardoan’s effigy was hung. Faced with these incidents, Ardoan canceled talks with Sweden and Finland.

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