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Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:31 PM

Turkey's president says no support for Sweden's NATO bid

Source: ABC News

ISTANBUL -- Turkey’s president cast serious doubt on NATO's expansion Monday after warning Sweden not to expect support for its bid for membership into the military alliance following weekend protests in Stockholm by an anti-Islam activist and pro-Kurdish groups.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Rasmus Paludan’s Quran-burning protest on Saturday, saying it was an insult to everyone, especially to Muslims. He was particularly incensed at Swedish authorities for allowing the demonstration to take place outside the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm under “the protection” of security forces.

“It is clear that those who allowed such vileness to take place in front of our embassy can no longer expect any charity from us regarding their NATO membership application,” Erdogan said in his first comments regarding the weekend protests, saying Sweden must have calculated the consequences of permitting Paludan's demonstration.

The burning of Islam's holy book angered people across the political spectrum in Turkey, just as Sweden and Finland appeared on the cusp of NATO membership after dropping their longstanding policies of military nonalignment following Russia's war on Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin now stands to benefit as the potential enlargement of the world’s most powerful military alliance appears to be stymied.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/turkeys-president-support-swedens-nato-bid-96610783



I'm not sure why anyone thought a public burning the Quran was a good idea, people have the right to free speech but others have a right to react to it.

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Reply Turkey's president says no support for Sweden's NATO bid (Original post)
ripcord Jan 23 OP
Irish_Dem Jan 23 #1
Chin music Jan 23 #2
TexasTowelie Jan 23 #4
Irish_Dem Jan 23 #5
Escurumbele Jan 24 #14
Irish_Dem Jan 24 #16
dalton99a Jan 23 #3
Irish_Dem Jan 23 #6
atreides1 Jan 24 #18
Irish_Dem Jan 24 #19
yaesu Jan 24 #13
atreides1 Jan 24 #17
Mister Ed Jan 24 #15
SunSeeker Jan 23 #7
msongs Jan 23 #8
Eugene Jan 23 #9
SunSeeker Jan 23 #10
Get Me Outta Here Jan 23 #11
BlueMTexpat Jan 24 #12
dembotoz Jan 24 #20
republianmushroom Jan 24 #21
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 24 #22
Eugene Friday #23
dalton99a Friday #24

Response to ripcord (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:33 PM

1. Probably holding out for some sort of financial deal?

Or he wants something else for his vote?

Or perhaps he has already been paid off?

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:41 PM

4. Erdogan wants F-16s so he can continue his conflict with the Kurds.

He is also looking for a financial deal since inflation is at 64%.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:43 PM

5. Yep, just like Germany holds tanks hostage to get some sort of deal.

Lots of behind the scenes wheeling and dealing right now.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 02:22 AM

14. Smells like Putin to me...

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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 05:28 AM

16. Putin is estimated to be worth $200 billion. That buys a lot of puppets.

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Response to ripcord (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:40 PM

3. Turkey should be expelled from NATO


Backstabbing useless leeches

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:44 PM

6. Germany is doing the same thing with the tanks.

Looking to swing a deal.

While people in Ukraine are dying.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 08:41 AM

18. There is a slight difference

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/germany-signals-shift-veto-leopard-tanks-ukraine-2023-01-23/




Germany is not blocking the re-export of Leopard tanks to Ukraine, the European Union's top diplomat said on Monday, after Poland vowed to send some as long as other countries did too. Germany, which must approve re-exports of the Leopard, has held back, wary of moves that could cause Moscow to escalate.



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Response to atreides1 (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 08:50 AM

19. Germany got the $$ deal it wanted so released the tanks.

The rumor mill is that they were trying to swing a deal with Poland about some weapon sales.
The deal was made and Germany released the tanks.

The "Germany wary of Russia" story was totally laughable.
So they are afraid one week, but not the next?

Germany got the money from Poland they wanted and stopped holding their tanks hostage.
Only story that makes sense.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 01:21 AM

13. That pretty much sums up turkey under fascist control, have no idea who the dumbass

was who allowed them into NATO in the first place.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 08:33 AM

17. Well

When NATO was formed...they forgot to put rules in place to be able kick a country from the alliance!

That's the problem!

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 02:25 AM

15. Geography is what has made Turkey useful to NATO.

Turkey has been a troublesome ally indeed, but its geographical location has made it a bulwark against Soviet (and now Russian) expansion.

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Response to ripcord (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:46 PM

7. Sweden is a free country, so people there have freedom of expression.

Tayyip Erdogan obviously does not understand this concept, since he jails those in Turkey he disagrees with.

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Response to ripcord (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:47 PM

8. insecure religionists cant take over the world so they pout nt

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Response to ripcord (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:48 PM

9. The Quran burning was intentional sabotage by a far-right extremist.

He did this to provoke Erdogan and blow up the alliance.

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Response to Eugene (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:57 PM

10. And Erdogan immediately lived up to the stereotype being pushed by the right.

Erdogan is a stupid authoritaian.

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Response to ripcord (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:58 PM

11. Nice Parking Lot

Paving Turkey could eliminate parking problems on TWO continents.

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Response to ripcord (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 12:50 AM

12. Erdogan

is the worst thing that has happened to Turkey since WWI.

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Response to ripcord (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 09:04 AM

20. he is using black mail to get sweden to had over his enemies

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Response to ripcord (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 12:28 PM

21. probably true, Russia, doesn't support it.

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Response to ripcord (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 01:57 PM

22. Finland's top diplomat hints at his country joining NATO without Sweden

Finland’s foreign minister suggested Tuesday that his country might consider joining NATO without neighboring Sweden if Turkey continues to block their joint bid to enter the military alliance.

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto later backpedaled, but his comments were the first time a leading government official in either Nordic country appeared to raise doubts about becoming NATO members together at a time when the alliance is seeking to present a united front in the face of Russia's war in Ukraine.

Sweden and Finland rushed to apply for NATO membership following Moscow's invasion, abandoning their long-standing non-alignment policy. Their accession needs the approval of all existing NATO members, including Turkey, which has so far blocked the expansion, saying Sweden in particular needs to crack down on exiled Kurdish militants and their sympathizers.

On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Sweden again not to expect support for its application following weekend protests in Stockholm by an anti-Islam activist and pro-Kurdish groups.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/finland-s-top-diplomat-hints-at-his-country-joining-nato-without-sweden/ar-AA16GJ0v

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Response to ripcord (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2023, 03:53 PM

23. 'Pro-Putin journalist' paid for Quran-burning stunt in Sweden

‘Pro-Putin journalist’ paid for Quran-burning stunt in Sweden (The Times)

A Quran-burning stunt which could jeopardise Sweden’s attempt to join Nato was organised by a far-right journalist with links to a Kremlin-backed television channel, it has emerged.

Chang Frick paid 320 Swedish krona (£25) for a permit to hold the demonstration near Turkey’s embassy in Stockholm, according to local media. Frick, a former contributor to Russia Today, owns a ring-wing populist website and is a presenter on the television channel of the Sweden Democrats, a nationalist political party.


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pro-putin-journalist-paid-for-quran-burning-stunt-in-sweden-cv0schbpg

No-paywall link: https://archive.is/gLzSa

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Response to Eugene (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 27, 2023, 05:06 PM

24. +1

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