February 23, 2023

TURKEY: NATO Pissed Turkey Blocked Sweden Finland Joining NATO. Feb 3, 9 Western Nations Closed Down Consulates In Istanbul Or Issued Travel Warnings Citing Security Threats. Feb 6 Turkey Destroyed By 7.8 MAG Earthquake.

Newsweek published October 27, 2022 ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿšจ: Putin Says Russia Tried Building Relations With West: 'Stop Being Enemies'. President Vladimir Putin said Russia NATO gave Russia a "no" when the country tried to build relations with the West. "We had one message: Let's stop being enemies, let's live together," Putin said Thursday.  
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Look at how close New World Order NATO is encroaching in on Russia. Who here are the hostile ones as I write about in my Instagram post I shared with you below. Imagine if you will Russia doing the same thing and encroaching on the United States of America doorstep joining forces with Mexico, and Canada at our southern and northern borders. You know damn well the US would not allow that to happen and would do the same damn thing Russia is doing to stop NATO strategically positioning themselves at Russia's borders. The U.S. and the EU governments supporting ambushing Russia ARE ALL part of the psycho woke deep state cabal depopulation eugenics monsters pushing transhumanism, the 15-minute cities and pushing for everything we use to be electric and then warn of power outages in the future or push us to use solar power and then start using toxic chemicals to spray up into the atmosphere to BLOCK OUT THE SUNLIGHT which all living things need by the way and needed to generate power from the solar panels.. Everything these psychopaths are pushing onto humanity is anti-human. Oh, and please let's not forget the World Economic Forum pushing for, "you will own nothing and be happy" agenda and they want humans to eat bugs instead of meat. AND all of these same psychopaths are pushing to sterilize and mutilate children and decriminalizing pedophilia. THIS IS WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH FOLKS. This is not me theorizing or hypothezising. No. This is an actual conspiracy against human beings. (emphasis mine)
Feb 16, 2023 ๐Ÿ‘ˆ: Nato chief calls on Turkey to ratify Sweden and Finland membership.

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has been greeted by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey’s capital Ankara on a visit to express support and offer help following the devastating earthquakes.

Mr Stoltenberg is also trying to convince Turkey to ratify Sweden and Finland as members of Nato.

Finland and Sweden applied to join the military alliance following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Applications to join must be approved by all member countries – which include the US and UK - and Ankara isn't yet on board.

written by Humeyra Pamuk and Huseyin Hayatsever
Monday February 20, 2023 ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

ANKARA - Washington strongly supports Sweden and Finland's quick NATO accession given steps they have already taken, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday, even as his Turkish counterpart stressed the need for more concrete action.

Sweden and Finland applied last year to join the trans-Atlantic defence pact after Russia invaded Ukraine, but faced unexpected objections from Turkey.

Ankara says Stockholm has harboured what Ankara calls members of terrorist groups. Turkey recently indicated it would approve only Finland for NATO membership.

"Finland and Sweden have already taken concrete steps to fulfil the commitments that they met under the trilateral memorandum of agreement that they signed," Blinken said.

Reiterating that NATO's Nordic expansion issue is not a bilateral one with Turkey, Blinken said the United States strongly supported Sweden and Finland's accession into the alliance "as quickly as possible".

But Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, standing alongside Blinken, said all parties in the alliance must convince Sweden in particular to take more action to address Ankara's concerns and win its support for the bid.

When asked if Ankara would approve their accession by a NATO summit set to take place in Lithuania in July, a gathering by which the Western countries are hoping the expansion can be completed, Cavusoglu said Stockholm needed to do more.

"Sweden made a law change, but we see that every kind of activities, including terrorism financing, recruitment and propaganda, are continuing in Sweden," he said.

"If they take steps that convince our parliament and people, there could be a development in this direction," he added.


But Cavusoglu also said suspended talks with Sweden and Finland on their NATO membership bid would resume "soon" in Brussels, in a clear signal of easing tensions between Stockholm and Ankara.

Turkey had cancelled indefinitely a trilateral mechanism with Sweden and Finland on their applications to join NATO after Rasmus Paludan, leader of the Danish far-right political party Hard Line, burned a copy of the Koran outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm in January.

"I of course welcome Turkey's announcement that they want to resume the discussions regarding the trilateral agreements that Sweden has with Turkey and Finland," Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson told a news conference in Stockholm.

Kristersson said a date had not been set for the resumption of the talks with Turkey. He told reporters he was convinced Sweden would be joining NATO soon.

Ankara wants Helsinki and Stockholm in particular to take a tougher line against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is considered a terrorist group by Turkey and its Western allies, and another group it blames for a 2016 coup attempt.

In January, Erdogan said he was open to ratifying only Helsinki's application.

After the talks with Cavusoglu, Blinken had an hour-long meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.
Hindustan Times published February 3, 2023: Turkey's F-16 ambition hits roadblock; U.S Senators warn Erdogan against blocking Sweden's NATO bid.

U.S. lawmakers have written to President Joe Biden in response to Turkey's blocking of Finland and Sweden's NATO membership bids. A group of 27 lawmakers, both Republicans, and Democrats, warned of "no future support for Turkey." They said that the U.S. Congress can't support the sale of F-16s until Turkey gives the go-ahead to Helsinki and Stockholm's NATO membership bid. Finland and Sweden applied to join NATO last year, just months after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Nordic nations face opposition from Turkey and have since sought to win its support. Watch this video to know more.

The Hill
written by Laura Kelly
Thursday February 2, 2023 ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿšจ

President Biden should make clear to Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoฤŸan that Congress is unlikely to approve fighter jet upgrades for Ankara if it fails to advance Sweden’s and Finland’s bids to join NATO, a bipartisan group of senators said Thursday.

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, led 25 of their colleagues in a letter to the president, saying, “Congress cannot consider future support for Tรผrkiye, including the sale of F-16 fighter jets, until Tรผrkiye completes ratification of the accession protocols.”

Of NATO’s 30 members, only Turkey and Hungary have yet to ratify Sweden’s and Finland’s accessions. Budapest is expected to take up the protocols this month.

“Failure to ratify the protocols or present a timeline for ratification threatens the Alliance’s unity at a key moment in history, as Russia continues its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine,” the senators wrote.

They further provided support for Finland and Sweden’s commitments to address Turkey’s security concerns that were initially raised when Helsinki and Stockholm first announced their intent to join the alliance, but criticized Ankara as walking back on those commitments.

The administration is unlikely to move forward on its plans to supply Turkey with modernization kits for its F-16s and allow Ankara to purchase more fighter jets, as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who did not sign on to the bipartisan letter, has said he would oppose any such sales.

A senior U.S. official told Reuters that it was “doubtful” the administration would be in a position to proceed unless Menendez dropped his objection.

Biden administration officials have made the point to Turkey that Congress is opposed to security enhancements to its fleet of F-16s and the potential sales of new ones if Ankara fails to ratify Sweden’s and Finland’s bids to join NATO, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing last week.

“We have made the same point to our Turkish allies … that we need this Congress’s support moving forward for the security enhancements that we think that they need, as allies, F16s, some of them are old, but that this Congress is likely to look far more favorably on that after ratification,” Nuland said, urging senators to “keep making your points and we will too.”

ErdoฤŸan has said in recent days that he opposes Sweden’s bid to join NATO amid tensions between Ankara and Stockholm, in particular criticizing Stockholm as failing to impose costs after a far-right Danish politician burned a copy of the Quran during a protest. Stockholm says the action falls within the right to freedom of speech.

Turkey, Finland and Sweden signed a memorandum of understanding in June to address concerns by Ankara over a number of issues, but in particular how Sweden, and to an extent Finland, treats the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, which Turkey, the European Union and the U.S. consider a terrorist organization.

ErdoฤŸan has said that Turkey looks favorably on Finland’s ascension but not Sweden’s.

“Our position on Finland is positive, but it is not positive on Sweden,” he said in a speech to his AK Party deputies in parliament, Reuters reported.

In a joint statement, the presidential and government committee on Finnish security and foreign policy said that Finland plans to advance its membership process together with Sweden, Reuters reported.

“The fastest possible realization of both countries memberships is in the best interest of Finland, Sweden and the whole NATO,” the statement read.
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The Associated Press
written by Staff
Friday February 3, 2023 ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿšจ

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey for a second day on Friday railed against a group of Western countries that temporarily shut their consulates in Istanbul, accusing them of failing to share information on the security threat that led to the closures and of aiming to cause harm to Turkey.

This week, nine Western nations either closed down their consulates in Istanbul or issued travel warnings to citizens visiting Turkey, citing security threats. The measures angered Turkey, which on Thursday summoned the countries’ ambassadors in protest. Turkey’s interior minister accused the countries of waging “psychological warfare” and attempting to wreck Turkey’s tourism industry.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu insisted that the nine countries did not share information with Turkish authorities about the alleged security threat. His ministry has identified the nine countries as the United States, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Britain, Germany, Belgium, France and Italy.

“They tell us that they have concrete information that there is a threat. ... But where did it come from, where is the threat, who will carry it out? There is no information about that,” Cavusoglu said during a joint news conference with his Argentinian counterpart.

“We asked our Interior Ministry. They say there is no concrete sharing of information. ... We asked our intelligence agency. There is no concrete sharing of information.”

The minister also said Turkey suspects an “ulterior motive” behind the closures, including alleged intent to hurt President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections that are likely to be held on May 14.

“If they are trying to create the image that Turkey is unstable and that there is a threat of terrorism, this does not fit friendship or the spirit of alliance, he said. “This is especially true before the elections. If they are trying to put the (ruling party) government, the Presidential government, in a difficult situation, our people know very well what is behind it. ... It won’t serve their purpose.”

The German Embassy this week cited the risk of possible retaliatory attacks following Quran-burning incidents in some European countries in announcing the closure of its consulate. The U.S. embassy cautioned its citizens about possible attacks against churches, synagogues and diplomatic missions as well as other places that Westerners frequent.

In November, a bombing on Istanbul’s bustling Istiklal Avenue, located in the heart of the city and near a number of foreign consulates, killed six people and wounded several others. Turkish authorities blamed the attack on Kurdish militants.

Radical Islamic groups and leftist militants have also carried out deadly attacks in Turkey the past.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Thursday that Turkey had conducted as many as 60 operations against the Islamic State group so far this year and detained 95 people. Last year, close to 2,000 IS suspects were detained in more than 1,000 operations against the group, he said.

Last weekend, Turkey’s foreign ministry issued a travel warning for European countries due to anti-Turkish demonstrations and what it described as Islamophobia. The warning followed demonstrations the week before outside the Turkish Embassy in Sweden, where an anti-Islam activist burned the Quran and pro-Kurdish groups protested against Turkey.

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