Turkey believes that Sweden is not doing enough to satisfy the requirements it set for approving the Swedish NATO application, according to Ömer Celik, spokesperson for the Turkish ruling party AKP.
– The statements from Sweden are good, but not sufficient until they have been implemented, says Celik late on Monday evening.
The play comes the same week that Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson is expected to visit Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara in order to try to resolve the knot that lies in the way of the Swedish and Finnish applications to the defense alliance.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg is reportedly also heading to Ankara this week for a separate meeting with the president.
Erdogan has repeatedly repeated his demand that 73 people from Sweden and Finland must be extradited to Turkey in order for the countries’ NATO application to be approved.
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