5/14, 8:55 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Turkey criticizes Finnish, Swedish support to PKK - FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticized Finland and Sweden for supporting Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) and Kurdish-dominated People's Defense Units (YPG), upon his arrival in Berlin on Saturday for a NATO meeting with his counterparts.

"The problem is that these two countries are openly supporting and engaging with PKK and YPG. These are terrorist organizations that have been attacking our troops every day," noted the minister, adding that Turkish citizens have been pressuring the country to block Swedish and Finnish entry to the alliance specifically because they support PKK and YPG.

Meanwhile, Ankara stated earlier the country is trying to bring to the attention of the alliance the presence of terrorist groups in the two Nordic countries after the Turkish President remarked the country does not positively view the potential expansion of NATO in the Nordic region.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / AB