Trying to get with the times regarding the name change now in place!
Sweden has not yet extradited suspects Turkey seeks over terrorism-related charges, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu slammed Finland and Sweden for allowing “terror propaganda” as the two countries await Ankara’s permission to join NATO.
“They must fulfill their responsibilities, or we’ll block their NATO bids,” Cavusoglu said, according to state broadcaster TRT World.
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Sweden and Finland applied for NATO membership in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine but were faced with opposition from Turkey over claims that the Scandinavian countries were supporting “terrorism.” Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused them of being a haven for Kurdish militants.
Ankara dropped its objectionsin June after the Nordic states to “address Turkey’s pending deportation or extradition requests of terror suspects expeditiously.”
On Wednesday, Cavusolgu said the deal is currently being processed by his ministry.
“If obligations are fulfilled, it will be sent to the president and he will send it to Parliament. Of course, Parliament will decide, but it cannot be sent right now,”
At my big tech censored blog, I’d stated what seemed to be obvious to me and no new information has contradicted the fact that the PKK functions as a sort of stay behind army partly used to keep a potentially ‘wayward’ Turkey in check. Also beneficial for smuggling drugs etc., a definite plus when covert ops are being funded.
Previous prognosticating regarding this agreement in an earlier report, as follows:
I don’t think Biden incentivized Erdogan’s compromise.
My thought is this entire memorandum is dead in the water. At best this provided some useful PR. Of course things could change, but, there isn’t any real indication that it will.
So far. Nothing’s changed.