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MADRID, July 20 (.) –
The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, lamented this Wednesday that the Scandinavian countries have become a “center for spawning terrorism” and stressed that Ankara has “made its conditions clear” to Finland and Sweden to carry out the accession of these countries. to NATO.
“We have made it clear,” he asserted before reiterating that the Turkish conditions include that these countries put an end to the activities of terrorist organizations in their respective territories and allow the deportation to Turkey of suspected terrorists.
In this regard, he indicated that Ankara “has provided the list” of members of organizations such as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the FETO – – name with which Turkey refers to the ‘Hizmet’ movement of the cleric Fetulá Gulen, whom it accuses of being behind the attempted coup of 2016–. “They have to return them,” he has said.
“They nurture these terrorist organizations even in their parliaments, similar to a breeding center. If they do not keep their promises, it is not possible for us to continue to positively address the issue of these countries joining NATO,” he said.
It has also argued that “almost all Scandinavian countries have become centers for spawning terrorism”, as well as countries such as Germany, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Italy. “The West currently has no right to speak on this matter,” she said.
During the NATO summit in Madrid at the end of June, Erdogan urged Finland and Sweden to “do their part” in the fight against terrorism and accused them of harboring terrorists.