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Erdogan says Turkey not on board with Finland, Sweden joining NATO

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country does “not have a favorable opinion” about Sweden and Finland joining NATO, arguing that the Scandanavian countries are “guesthouses” for anti-Turkey “terrorist organizations.” 

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, the Associated Press reports. 

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

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during the NATO summit at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on June 14,…

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