(ANSA) – ISTANBUL, 17 JUN – “The political, financial and armed support of terrorist groups by Sweden and Finland is a threat to NATO”. This was stated by the Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar, as reported by Anadolu.
Ankara opposes the entry of Helsinki and Stockholm into the Alliance denouncing the support of the Scandinavian countries for Kurdish groups considered terrorists by Turkey.
“The restrictions on the Turkish defense industry also harm NATO and are not in line with the spirit of the Alliance” added Akar, defining Turkey as “the only member of NATO fighting against various terrorist groups, protecting its territory. and preventing terrorism from reaching Europe “. (HANDLE).