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Erdogan says Sweden should not expect NATO without returning terrorists
Turkey should not expect Turkey to approve its NATO bid without returning terrorists, and Swedish and Finnish delegations should not come to Turkey to convince it to back their membership in the alliance. ANKARA Reuters President Tayyip Erdogan said ...
Updated: 05/18/2022
Finland, Sweden apply to join NATO
... your membership in NATO will increase our shared security. The alliance considers that the accession of Sweden and Finland would strengthen it in the Baltic Sea. The ratification of all 30 allied parliaments could take up to a year, diplomats say. Turkey has been surprised by its allies by saying it has reservations about Finnish and Swedish membership. Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that he thought the issues could be resolved. Stoltenberg said that we are determined to work through all issues ...
Updated: 05/18/2022
Turkey to evacuate Ukrainian fighters, civilians from Azovstal steelworks
... Kalin did not explain why the land transfer was necessary, because Mariupol has a large port of its own. If it can be done that way, we are happy to do it. Kalin said that our ship is ready to go and bring the injured soldiers and other civilians to Turkey. It may happen, yes. Ukrainian forces holed up in the steelworks have repeatedly urged foreign leaders, including Turkey's President Erdogan , to help them get out. They have vowed to fight, refusing to surrender to the forces of Russia and the ...
Updated: 05/17/2022
Asian wheat importers scramble to find alternative sources
... export powerhouses Canada, Europe and Australia. The ban could cause global prices to hit new record highs in Asia and Africa, as a result of the ban, according to traders. Top countries for Indian wheat exports include Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal and Turkey, and top global wheat buyer Egypt recently agreed to make a first purchase of Indian wheat. India has stated that it will still allow exports to countries that request supplies in order to meet their food security needs, but market experts are ...
Updated: 05/16/2022
Sweden to join Finland in seeking NATO membership
... to the conditions Norway and Denmark insisted on when the alliance was formed after World War II . All 30 current NATO members must agree to let Finland and Sweden in the door, even though they have expressed hopes for a quick ratification process. Turkey accused the two countries of supporting Kurdish militants and others that Turkey considers to be terrorists. Sweden's defense minister Peter Hultqvist told the public broadcaster SVT that a Swedish delegation would be sent to Ankara to discuss ...
Updated: 05/16/2022
Wounded Ukrainian soldiers trapped in Azovstal plant face uncertain future
... Guard of Ukraine , Denis Shlega, medicines and medical instruments are really lacking, according to the Ukrainian service of Radio Liberty. Four women, spouses of Ukrainian soldiers trapped at Azovstal appeared online Sunday and asked for help from Turkey. According to Ekaterina Prokopenko , Yulia Fedosyuk , Anna Naumenko and Daria Tsikunova , their husbands only drink a glass of water a day and have very few food supplies. The women said that many seriously wounded soldiers die due to the lack ...
Updated: 05/16/2022
Russia says it will strengthen Finland border with Ukraine
... offensive, striking weapons in Finland, in close proximity to us, will strengthen our border and increase the presence of Russian troops on the border. He said that Finland's intention to join NATO was disturbing in a geopolitical sense. NATO expects Turkey not to hold up membership of Finland, Sweden. The Foreign Policy Committee of Finland made an official decision to start the process of the country's application for NATO membership hours after the country's president and foreign policy committee ...
Updated: 05/16/2022
NATO members rally around Finland, Sweden after Baltic nations join
... Ukraine. Most of the NATO foreign ministers embraced the bloc's northern enlargement over the weekend, a process that requires unanimity among the 30 allies, as it was gathered in Berlin over the weekend. The one country that expressed concerns was Turkey, with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu unhappy that Finland and Sweden have had relations with Kurdish militants who have been active in eastern Turkey. It could be due to a conflict with your ad blocker or security software. You have a list ...
Updated: 05/16/2022
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