Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Erdogan urges NATO allies to 'respect' concerns over Finland, Sweden

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has threatened to block Finland and Sweden from joining NATO, urged the alliance's members on Wednesday to "respect" Ankara's concerns regarding the two countries, which Turkey accuses of providing safe haven to terrorists.

"Our only expectation from NATO allies is... to first understand our sensitivity, respect and finally support it," Erdogan told his party's lawmakers in parliament.