Sweden should not allow PKK propaganda, as it doesn't allow ISIS - Turkish FM

Mevlut Cavusoglu, Foreign Minister of Turkiye

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# 16 February 2023 15:06 (UTC +04:00)

"Sweden has not fully fulfilled its obligations arising from the tripartite agreement," said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, APA reports.

The head of MFA stressed that Turkey does not see any specific steps taken by Sweden: "Sweden and Finland have taken some steps regarding NATO membership, we do not deny it. We welcome positive steps. However, it would not be realistic to say that Sweden has fully fulfilled its obligations arising from the tripartite agreement. We currently do not see the concrete steps that we want."

Mevlut Cavusoglu noted that although the laws have been tightened in Sweden, the PKK and YPG continue their activities in recruiting supporters, financing terrorism, and propaganda of terrorist leaders.

"As a result, these laws were not adopted to please us with their words, they were adopted to keep their promise and prevent them. They are obliged to fulfill the requirements of these laws. "As they don't allow the propaganda of ISIS, PKK should not be allowed either," said Çavuşoğlu.

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