Erdogan warns Sweden on NATO bid after Quran burning protest

Turkish president says Sweden should not expect Ankara’s support in its bid to join the military alliance.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Sweden that it should not expect his backing to join NATO following the burning of the Quran outside Ankaras embassy in Stockholm during a protest. … [+2690 chars]


Turkish prosecutors to probe Erdogan effigy incident in Sweden ... - Reuters

Turkish prosectors opened a probe on Friday into an incident in Stockholm in which an effigy of President Tayyip Erdogan was strung up, state media said, adding further diplomatic strain in Sweden's bid to win Turkey's approval to join NATO.

Erdogan aide says time running out to ratify Sweden, Finland NATO ... - Reuters

Turkey is running out of time to ratify NATO membership bids by Sweden and Finland before it holds elections expected in May, a Turkish presidential spokesman said on Saturday.

Sweden rejects four extradition requests from Turkey - report - Reuters

The Swedish government will not extradite four people sought by Turkey, which says they are connected to a U.S.-based cleric it accuses of being behind a coup attempt in 2016, news agency TT reported on Thursday, without citing sources.

Turkey's foreign minister to discuss F-16s and NATO during U.S. visit - Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will host Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Washington on Wednesday, a belated official visit by Turkey's top diplomat that will focus on the potential sale of F-16 fighter jets and Ankara's refusal to green l…

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