NATO Membership: The Turkish President outlined the activities of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) as an objection to the inclusion of Sweden and Finland in NATO and said that both countries should Joining the organization would put Turkey’s security at risk. Let us tell you that the PKK has waged a rebellion against Turkey for 38 years, due to which thousands of people have died. It has been declared a terrorist organization by the European Union including the US, Sweden and Finland.
Ankara and NATO The real reason for the dispute between the members
However, the West’s attitude towards the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, the Syrian wing of the PKK, has led to acrimony between Ankara and NATO members. In fact, the YPJ is the backbone for US-led forces in the fight against the Islamic State group.
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“Turkey believes that the inclusion of Sweden and Finland (in NATO) will put its own security and the organization’s future at risk,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an article published in The Economist late Monday. Referring to NATO’s mutual defense policy, Erdoan said, “We have the right to expect countries that, under Article 5, have the second largest NATO military to defend them, that they will be able to defend the PKK.” Stop the activities of recruitment, fundraising and propaganda.
Turkey’s approval required
For these two countries to be included in the military alliance, it is necessary that all the members agree to include them. Turkey has said that it will not allow these two countries to join NATO until they take steps against the KPP.
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