Turkey calls on next Swedish government to take counter-terrorism steps needed for NATO membership, wtvbam.com

Foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey had not expected Sweden to take steps before last Sunday’s election but the next government in Stockholm must now make a move on the issue.

“They know this agreement will not be approved by the (Turkish) parliament unless they take (steps),” he said.

Sweden’s right-wing opposition holds a narrow lead over the ruling centre-left bloc as counting nears its end. According to a readout of a briefing with reporters in Ankara, Cavusoglu said a meeting between the three countries on Aug. 26 showed the Nordic states had not yet acted on Turkey’s concerns.

“The following outcome has emerged: no concrete steps have been taken up to today,” he said. Läs artikel