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Turkey sets 10 conditions to end veto on joining NATO for Sweden, Finland

Turkey has set Sweden and Finland 10 conditions for lifting the veto on NATO membership. They are published by the Turkish newspaper Yeni Şafak.

Published: June 8, 2022, 1:46 pm

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    1. Support for Turkey in its fight against terrorist organizations, including the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, DHKP/C, DAESH, FETO (Gulenists) and their affiliates;

    2. Establishment of “legal norms” and “legal infrastructure” in Sweden and Finland to combat terrorism;

    3. Countries should stop attempts to open representative offices of Kurds in their countries;

    4. To prevent the activities of FETO and close the media affiliated with the organization;

    5. Comply with the requirements to freeze the assets of organizations associated with terrorism;

    6. Fulfill the requirements for the extradition of persons associated with terrorism;

    7. Prohibit organizations like the PKK from holding demonstrations;

    8. Sharing intelligence with Turkey;

    9. Remove restrictions from the Turkish defense industry;

    10. In case of joining NATO, commit to comply with these requirements.

    In short, it appears that Sweden and Finland will struggle to become members of NATO.

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