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Erdogan urges Sweden, Finland to address Turkey’s security concerns

Istanbul, Turkey | Xinhua | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with leaders of Sweden and Finland on Saturday, urging the two NATO applicant states to address Turkey’s security concerns. Erdogan told Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson in a phone talk that the Nordic country should end political, financial and weaponry …

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NATO chief vows to settle Turkey’s concerns over expansion

Copenhagen, Denmark | Xinhua | Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), on Thursday pledged to address Turkey’s concerns on Finland’s and Sweden’s applications to join the military alliance. “We are addressing the concerns that Turkey has expressed,” he said at a press conference held jointly with …

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Turkey threatens not to approve Sweden’s NATO bid if “terrorists” not extradited

Ankara, Turkey | Xinhua | Turkey will not approve Sweden’s NATO membership if the country does not extradite “terrorists” upon Turkish request, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. “Supporting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Syria’s Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) terrorist organizations and asking us for support for NATO …

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Sweden, Finland launch special talks with Turkey over joining NATO

Ankara, Turkey | XINHUA |  Sweden and Finland proposed to work with Turkey on the “security guarantees” that Ankara has demanded over their plans to join NATO, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday. Turkey has been supporting the open-door policy of NATO, but Finland and Sweden’s membership bid …

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Finland seeks to fast track NATO application

Helsinki, Finland | Xinhua | Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Thursday publicly supported the idea of Finland applying to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). “Finland must apply for NATO membership without delay. We hope that the national steps still needed to make this …

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