Turkey expects Sweden to take concrete steps on terrorism
World18:5121 May, 2022

Turkey expects Sweden to take concrete steps on terrorism, Erdogan says

Turkey expects Sweden to take concrete steps on terrorism
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson that Ankara expects concrete steps regarding its concerns about terrorist organisations, Qazet.az reports.

Turkey says Sweden and Finland harbour people linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group and followers of Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt.

In a phone call, Erdogan also said an arms exports embargo imposed on Turkey after its Syria incursion in 2019 should be lifted, according to Turkey's state-owned Anadolu news agency.

Erdogan and Andersson spoke today after Sweden and Finland applied to join Nato earlier this week.

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