Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ready to sell Finland and Sweden’s entry into NATO.
In telephone conversations with Finnish President Sauli Ninisto, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson and Jens Stoltenberg, Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged both countries, especially Sweden, and the Turkish leader to take steps to support terrorist organizations.
Government of Ankara They will not take a positive attitude If Finland and Sweden do not support Turkey “on fundamental issues, especially in the fight against terrorism,” Erdogan told the Secretary-General of the Atlantic Coalition about NATO expansion.
In a statement issued after the phone call with the Swedish Prime Minister, the Turkish president said he hoped Sweden would “take firm and serious action to show that it shares Turkey’s concerns about the PKK terrorist organization.” [Partido dos Trabalhadores do Curdistão] And its expansions in Syria and Iraq.
Erdogan has called on Stockholm to lift restrictions on arms exports to US-backed Ankara against the Dash, against the positions of the PKK and its Kurdish YPG allies during Turkish-led military operations in northern Syria and Iraq since October 2019.
All three leaders told the Turkish president that removing the veto would give Ankara a “security guarantee”. Link of two Nordic countries in NATO. “We all agree that the security concerns of all allies must be taken into account,” Stoltenberg said of his Twitter account, describing Turkey as a “valuable ally” and the “importance of Turkey’s open door policy”. Republican Atlantic Alliance.
“We hope to strengthen our bilateral relations, including peace, security and the fight against terrorism,” the Swedish prime minister said on Twitter, adding that the Finnish president also used the conversation with Erdogan. Open and direct “.
“As NATO allies, I emphasize that Finland and Turkey are committed to each other for their own protection and to strengthening their relations. Finland condemns terrorism in all its forms. The protracted dialogue continues,” Ninisto wrote.
Russia cuts gas to Finland
The phone call between the Finnish president and his Turkish prime minister came on the same day as the Russian company Gazprom announced. Cessation of gas supply to the Nordic countryHelsinki justifies refusing to pay in rubles.
With this decision, Finland loses its largest natural gas supply, as Cosprom supplied 92% of the gas in the Nordic country, mainly forestry and chemical processing, although only 5% of all energy consumed by this fuel. In the Nordic country.
Finland is the third EU country after Poland and Bulgaria to suspend its supply of Russian gas in defiance of Moscow’s demands to pay in rubles to prevent its currency from depreciating. In the case of Finland, there is a cut in Russian gas supply over a cut in electricity supply.
One week ago, Russian energy company Inter RAO stopped supplying electricity to the Finnish market, citing “problems with payment” due to European sanctions, which many experts in the Nordic country blamed for political reasons.