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NATO urges Turkey not to veto Sweden joining alliance
June 05, 2023

NATO has urged Turkey not to veto Sweden’s bid to join the military alliance, ahead of a meeting this month to try to overcome objections delaying Stockholm’s membership.

This was stated by NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg while talking journalists in Istanbul.

Turkey’s government accuses Sweden of being too lenient on “terrorist” organisations and security threats, including Kurdish groups and people associated with a 2016 coup attempt.