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Turkey’s president Erdogan is hinting that he intends to veto Sweden and Finland’s bid to join NATO. The vote to join NATO has to be unanimous.
Speaking to a group of young Turks in a video posted to his Twitter, Erdogan accused Sweden and Finland of being a "home to terror[ists]" – a comment that references his displeasure at their refusal to extradite individuals Turkey has deemed "terrorists."
"NATO is a security organization, we cannot accept the presence of terrorist organizations in it," Erdogan said according to a translation by Turkish media.
The Turkish president accused not only the two European nations, but top NATO nations like the U.S., of turning a blind eye to "harassment" its claims to have endured from members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
The PKK has been designated a terrorist group by the U.S., the European Union and Turkey….
But Stockholm and Helsinki will need the green light from all 30-member nations, including Turkey, in order to get in with the security alliance.
Turkey’s economy is in shambles. Its inflation rate is now 70 percent per year.
Erdogan may well be using his veto power as leverage to get financial help from the West. Russia has also built the Turkstream gas pipelines through the Black Sea to supply Turkey and Bulgaria with gas. This pipeline was built in 2020 to bypass Ukraine, which, at the time, was siphoning off gas from the pipeline to Europe. Ukraine was stealing gas without paying for it.
So Turkey has military ties to NATO but also depends on Russian oil and gas to run its economy. Turkey also depends largely on Russian tourists, as it desperately needs foreign currency to pay for its energy needs. So the nation is caught in the middle and may end up selling its decision to the highest bidder.
Dr. Stephen Jones has been writing blog posts since 2005 on a variety of topics from Bible Studies to World News, and he has been writing books since 1992. Dr. Jones' most important writings came after God brought him back into the full-time ministry in 1991. It is here that all his earlier years of searching the Scriptures began to come into clear focus. He combines a knowledge of the Old and New Testaments with a personal revelation of God that began and developed during the "wilderness" period of his life, which he often refers to as God's True Bible College... Read More
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