Foreign Minister: Turkey-Sweden-Finland agreement is a negative development

Paved the way for the lifting of the Turkish veto on the accession of the two Scandinavian countries to NATO

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Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides characterizes the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Turkey and Sweden and Finland last night, which paved the way for lifting the Turkish veto for the accession of the two Scandinavian countries to NATO, as a negative development. There are provisions in the agreement, he said, which create a favorable climate for Ankara 's participation in the Permanent Structural Co - operation for European Defense (PESCO).

"Turkey, which with its revisionist policy creates problems in Cyprus, causes and violates international law, should not be entitled, due to its anti-European behavior, to participate in the Common Foreign and Security Policy," said Mr. Kasoulides. EU Defense and Pesco.

With the blackmails and the shouts, Ankara stressed, it managed to gain as much as it could and in the future we will face more difficult situations. The government, he said, will carefully study the developments and will act accordingly.