NATO allies should encourage Finland and Sweden to take concrete steps regarding Turkey's concerns about the "support given to terror groups," Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on May 27.
The minister reminded that Turkey's opposition to Finland and Sweden's NATO bid is due to their "support to terrorist organizations."
Minister for Climate and the Environment Annika Strandhll and the president of the federal board of the women's faction of the Social Democrats, told the newspaper "Svenska dagbladet" (The Swedish Daily News) that the women's faction opposes joining NATO. That faction has a "long history of fighting for issues related to peace, disarmament, detente and non-entry into military alliances".
Dozens of leopard tanks, infantry armored vehicles and other armored vehicles were spotted on the railway platforms.
Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal "the protection of people who have been exposed to genocide by the regime in Kyiv for eight years".