The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, will hold a meeting between the Turkish president and the prime minister of Sweden, while the military alliance fights to ensure the approval of Stockholm’s accession by Ankara next week.
Sweden denied generations of military neutrality when presenting a request to join NATO in response to the total invasion of Ukraine by Russia last February, but Turkey obstructed the process by affirming that Stockholm does not measure terrorism.
Pero Stoltenberg dijo que Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ulf Kristerson from Reunion and Vilnius and Vespera de la cumbre anual de la OTAN and General Lituna, and Aggrego que “es muy posible que se tome una decisión positiva” en la reunión de lides de la alianaza .
“Hey, we reaffirm that the membership of Sweden is at the reach of the hand”, said Stoltenberg after a meeting of high Turkish, Swedish and Finnish ministers at the headquarters of the alliance in Brussels with the aim of finding a way to attack Erdogan. “The important thing is that we have a positive result next week.”
El ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Turkey, Hakan Fidan, dijo después de la reunion de Bruselas que, si bien Suecia ha logrado avances en el fulfilmente de las demandas de Ankara al enforcer la legislation antiterrorista, sigue preocupo por sue alcancence.
“Suecia has taken measures in terms of legislative changes, but legislative changes must be reflected in practice,” said Fidan.
Fidan said that Turkey continues to be concerned about the recent public protests in Sweden, in which the activists raised the flag of the Partido de los Trabajadores del Kurdistán (PKK), a militia armada that has been fighting against the Turkish state. He also reiterated Turkey’s strong objection to Stockholm’s decision to allow a small protest last week in which a Koran was burned at the beginning of an important Muslim festival.
“Permeate. . . Atacar the Koran, the holy book of thousands of millions of Muslims, the first day of Eid al-Adha is not something that we can ignore. This is nothing es la primera vez que esto sucede.
In a possible sign of progress to appease the Turkish demands, a Swedish court sentenced a Turkish man to prison on Thursday for providing financing to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which the United States, the European Union and the European Union organized as terrorists. .
La otan requiere que todos los miembros certifiquen a los solicitantes para unierse a la alianza, generalment a través de la approbación parliamentary. The officials said that Hungary had not yet accepted the membership of Sweden, but that it was unlikely that Budapest would continue to oppose if Turkey backed out.
Suecia solicitó unirse a la OTAN junto con la vecina Finlandia, y el parlamento de Turquia initially bloqueó both requests antes de separar a los dos países y aprobar Finland and Abril.
El Secretario de Estado de EE. UU., Antony Blinken, in a phone call with Fidan “emphasized the importance of the unity of NATO in a critical moment and encouraged the support of Turkey and Sweden to join NATO now”, according to the Department of State.
Turkey is trying to reach an agreement with the United States to buy F-16 fighter jets worth thousands of millions of dollars, but Congress has stalled the agreement. Joe Biden’s administration approved a $259 million F-16 upgrade package in April, shortly after Ankara agreed to allow Finland to join NATO. Turkey insisted that the F-16 acquisition should be separated from the NATO negotiations.