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Turkey Stalls Sweden’s NATO Bid Ahead of Stoltenberg Visit

  • Erdogan demands extraditions of suspects he sees as terrorists
  • Many Kurds fleeing conflict have sought refuge in Sweden
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Turkey isn’t satisfied with promises made by Sweden to crack down on Kurdish separatists and is unlikely to lift its objections to the nation’s NATO membership bid unless it takes more definitive steps, Turkey’s ruling AK Party spokesman Omer Celik said.

“These statements of Sweden are good, but not enough until they are implemented,” Celik said late Monday. “We are waiting for it to come to life.”