Turkey objects to Finland and Sweden joining NATO – May Turkey should be kicked out of NATO?

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[I always thought that Turkey's membership of NATO is weird. Turkey is against Greece. Clearly the Europeans (read: Whites) have disagreements with Turkey. e.g. Over the Kurds. My understanding is that the Kurds are more White than the normal Arabs. I would say it's best for Turkey to be kicked out of Ukraine, than for it to meddle with Sweden and Finland. Jan]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is “not favorable” toward Finland and Sweden joining NATO, indicating that Turkey could use its status as a member of the Western military alliance to veto moves to admit the two countries.

“We are following developments concerning Sweden and Finland, but we are not of a favorable opinion,” Erdogan told reporters.

The Turkish leader explained his opposition by citing Sweden and other Scandinavian countries’ alleged support for Kurdish militants and others whom Turkey considers to be terrorists.

He said he also did not want to repeat Turkey’s past “mistake” from when it agreed to readmit Greece into NATO’s military wing in 1980. He claimed the action had allowed Greece “to take an attitude against Turkey by taking NATO behind it."

Erdogan did not say outright that he would block any accession attempt the two Nordic nations might make, but NATO takes all its decisions by consensus, meaning that each of the 30 member countries has a potential veto over who can join.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said that Finland and Sweden, should they formally apply to join the world’s biggest security organization, would be welcomed with open arms.

The accession procedure could be done in “a couple of weeks,” several NATO officials have said, although it could take around 6 months for member countries to ratify the accession protocol.

(AP)

Source: https://www.euronews.com/2022/05/13/ukraine-war-live-updates-russian-forces-cowards-hiding-the-truth-behind-missiles-zelenskyy?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=en&utm_content=ukraine-war-live-updates-russian-forces-cowards-hiding-the-truth-behind-missiles-zelenskyy&_ope=eyJndWlkIjoiOTg5NmZmMzQ0ZmNjYTlmNjIxZjE4NzkzMGIxY2Q5ODMifQ%3D%3D

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