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Turkey threatens to block Finland and Sweden Nato bids

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Posted: 17/05/22 - 00:13
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Turkey's president has restated his opposition to Finland and Sweden joining Nato - just hours after they said they would seek membership.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the two Scandinavian nations need not send delegations to convince Turkey, a key Nato member, of their bids.

He is angered by what he sees as their willingness to host Kurdish militants.

Earlier, Sweden said Europe was living in a dangerous new reality, referring to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the move by Finland and Sweden to join the 30-member military alliance did not threaten Moscow directly - but stressed that any expansion of military infrastructure would trigger a response from the Kremlin.

I Call Bull: Calling bull on Turkey for this, they are obviously cosying up to Russia and using the Kurds as an excuse.
Lets be honest has anyone or LCB ever, EVER heard of Finland and Sweden being hotspots for terrorists or extremists before Turkeys pathetic outburst today?

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There will always be countries objecting to this so no real shock
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Turkey hedging their bets and making sure Russia doesn't cut off their supply of fuel any time soon!
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That's one of the issues with the ever growing size of NATO - there are always going to be internal disagreements.