RTE report Turkey has concerns about Finland and Sweden joining US led NATO but RTE fails to tell its licence payers that Turkey claims Sweden and Finland are “like guesthouses for Terrorist organisations” – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

RTE report Turkey has concerns about Finland and Sweden joining US led NATO but RTE fails to tell its licence payers that Turkey claims Sweden and Finland are “like guesthouses for Terrorist organisations”




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Sunday’s 6.1 RTE news broadcast outlined that both Finland and Sweden were looking to join the US led NATO due to instability with their Russian neighbours. RTE gave a very positive spin on the possible NATO expansion into Finland and Sweden and also said that NATA were “confident” that they can overcome objections to the planned expansion by NATO.

We’re always curious when RTE give half a story. So we took a closer look into why Turkey has concerns with Finland and Sweden joining NATO.

According to RT.com, the censored Russian news broadcaster, Turkey outlined concerns about organisations it deems to be “Terrorist” that are operating in Sweden and Finland.

Turkey’s President Erdogan on Friday, when asked why he could not support the bids of Finland and Sweden, said these countries are “like guesthouses for terrorist organisations.” To enter NATO, potential inductees must get the support of all existing members.

Turkey explained that they are particularly concerned about the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), recognised as a terrorist organisation in Turkey, as well as in the EU and the US. The issue relates primarily to Sweden.

“What needs to be done is clear: they have to stop allowing PKK outlets, activities, organisations, individuals and other types of presence to…exist in those countries,” said a Turkish spokesperson. “Of course we want to have a discussion, a negotiation with [our] Swedish counterparts.” said the spokesperson.

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