Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan said on Monday that Swedish and Finnish delegations should not bother coming to Ankara to convince it to approve their Nato bid. Turkey surprised its Nato allies last week by saying it would not view their applications positively, mainly citing their history of hosting members of groups Ankara deems terrorists. The Swedish foreign office said earlier on Monday that senior representatives of Sweden and Finland plan to travel to Turkey for talks to address Ankara’s objections.
Turkey today put human rights activist & author Ragip Zarakolu on extradition from Sweden wish list. For decades he's fought for broader Armenian and Kurdish rights, not unlike Osman Kavala. https://t.co/HOqis98hic
— David Lepeska (@dlepeska) May 18, 2022