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Thursday, 18 August 2022 10:03 GMT

Sweden, Finland have to keep to memorandum to join NATO


(MENAFN) Sweden and Finland have to stick to a recent memo inked with Türkiye to join NATO, in accord with the Turkish foreign minister on Monday.

“If they do not comply, we will not accept them into NATO,” Mevlut Cavusoglu announced in a live meeting with Turkish newscaster NTV.

He underlined the significance of the contract by stating: “For the first time, the YPG/PYD were added to a NATO document.”

Cavusoglu got a question on how necessary the memo is, he answered: “First of all, they are committed to full cooperation with Türkiye in the fight against the PKK and its extensions.

“There is also a commitment to lift the defense industry embargo and restrictions, and to increase cooperation.”

He added the two Nordic nations’ commitment to combat violence and update their defense industry law.

“If these countries do not keep their word, we will take our steps accordingly,” he went on.

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