NATO: the underside of Erdogan's haggling

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By threatening to block the accession of Finland and Sweden to the Transatlantic Alliance, the Turkish President wants to obtain concessions from Washington. I subscribe for 1€ the 1st month

Will this be his last word? “We have informed our concerned friends that we will say no to Finland and Sweden joining NATO,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday (May 19). Despite intense diplomatic negotiations for a week, Turkey maintains its opposition to the entry of the two Nordic countries into the transatlantic alliance. For the Turkish president, it would be unacceptable to ratify the membership of NATO of countries which would be “centers of incubation of terrorist organizations”. Since the start of the week, Ankara's criticisms have focused on the excessive tolerance shown by the two candidate countries towards the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), classified by the European Union in the list of organizations ter

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