The Swedish news agency TT reports that Erdoğan has said that the two countries’ contacts with people and organizations affiliated with the PKK and its Syrian branch of the YPG are in direct conflict with the spirit of NATO.
On Wednesday, Finnish and Swedish diplomats began talks with Turkish representatives in the capital, Ankara, to discuss Turkey’s opposition to NATO’s accession to the two Nordic countries.
Turkey has published a list of requirements that must be met before negotiations can proceed.
At the same time, the Nordic neighbors submitted applications to join the union last week, but Turkey has blocked preliminary processing of the bids.
The latest episode of Yle News’s All Points North podcast asks what Turkish meat is from Finland’s accession to NATO.
Source: The Nordic Page