Turkey has explained to the other NATO member states that the reason why it opposes the accession of Finland and Sweden is the fact that the two Nordic countries “support terrorists”. Mevlut Cavusoglu, the foreign minister of Turkey, said today at a press conference after the informal NATO ministerial meeting in Berlin. Cavusoglu’s statements refer to the Kurdistan Workers ‘Party (PKK) – considered a terrorist organization by Ankara, Brussels and Washington – and its armed branches such as the Peoples’ Defense Units (YPG), active in northern Syria. East.
“We explained to the member countries the support of Sweden and Finland for the terrorist organization and how Sweden sends weapons to the PKK,” said the head of diplomacy in Ankara. However, Cavusoglu also said that “we are in any case open to dialogue: what we want are guarantees of security because this is what the alliance and the interruption of economic and military support for the PKK and the YPG need”.