President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Türkiye's attitude towards Finland joining NATO may be more positive than towards Sweden.
Oscar Stenstrom says rising incidents of gang violence in Sweden are linked to PKK terror group.
The two giant pandas were brought to Finland in January 2018, nine months after Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the Nordic country and signed a joint agreement on protecting the animals.
The meeting that was to take place in Brussels in February was postponed to a later date at Ankara's request, according to Turkish diplomatic sources.
Türkiye's president has said Sweden should not expect his country's support for NATO membership after an anti-Islam protest near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm, including the burning of the Quran.
Biden administration should not waste $20 billion defence deal and must convey to Congress NATO bids by Finland and Sweden are not linked with fighter jet sale to Ankara, Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu tells his US counterpart Antony Blinken.
Foreign Minister Cavusoglu calls out Swedish authorities for not investigating what he describes as "hate crime" carried out by PKK terror supporters against the Turkish leader.
Turkish ratification of the bid depends on how quickly Stockholm fulfils counter-terrorism promises made as part of its agreement with Ankara, says Turkish Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin.
Unlike many other Western researchers and journalists, Rena Netjes has provided a profound critique of the terrorist group’s rule in northern Syria.
Türkiye has complained of repeated provocative actions and rhetoric by Greece in the region in recent months, including arming islands near Turkish shores.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says "concrete steps must be taken from now on," on the extradition of individuals accused of playing a role in the failed 2016 coup.
Finland and Sweden formally applied to join NATO in May, but Türkiye voiced objections to their bids, accusing the two Nordic countries of tolerating and even supporting terrorist groups.
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