(MENAFN- Hip Hop-24) Swedish Prime Minister Olf Christmson said that the provocatives are trying to obstruct his country''s accession to NATO, stressing Stockholm''s desire to resume dialogue with Turkey regarding the joining process.
This came on Tuesday at a joint press conference held by Christmson, Foreign Minister Tobias Bilsterom and Defense Secretary Pal Johnson in Stockholm.
Kresterson pointed out that Sweden faces the most serious security problem after World War II, and that some do not realize how important it is to join his country to NATO, noting that "the provocations are trying to obstruct Sweden''s membership."
He stated that Sweden would like to return to dialogue with Turkey on joining NATO.
He pointed out that Turkey is making its own decisions and that they must respect this, stressing Stockholm''s desire to "calm".
Christmson noted that Finland still wants to join NATO with Sweden. However, if Sweden''s accession to NATO, this will not be an obstacle to Finland''s joining alone.
The Swedish Prime Minister touched on the recent statements of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan towards Sweden.
"I don''t think anyone explained that Erdogan closed the door," said Christmson.
For his part, Foreign Minister Bilsterrome said that "burning books has a very dark history," in commenting on the burning of a copy of the Holy Quran in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm.
Pilisterom added that his talk about the dark history of burning books "is not an attempt to appease Turkey."
He pointed out that "there are severe reactions in Turkey and other countries where protests such as Afghanistan and Pakistan are organized, and there are voices on social media calling for the boycott of Swedish goods," noting that "the government is closely monitoring the situation."
In turn, Defense Minister Johnson stated that Sweden will continue its efforts to obtain membership in NATO, and considered that its joining will add a lot to NATO security.
On the Saturday, the leader of the right -wing Danish "hardline" party, Rasmos Baldan, burned a copy of the Holy Quran near the Turkey embassy in Stockholm, amid strict protection from the police, which prevented one of it while he was committing provocative work.
Government and opposition officials in Turkey condemned the Swedish government to burn the Noble Qur’an, and condemnation was issued by many countries of the Islamic world.
On Monday, the leader of the anti -Islam extremist group in the Netherlands, Edwin Wagsfield, burned a copy of the Holy Quran after its tearing and desecration, in The Hague.
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