With an agreement with Turkey, a solution to the problem of Finland’s accession to NATO

Turkey is asking Finland and Sweden to extradite 33 people belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Fethullah Gulen (FETO), whom it considers terrorists, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag announced yesterday.

The leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) yesterday decided to formally invite Finland and Sweden to join the alliance, after Turkey concluded an agreement with the two Scandinavian countries to raise its objection to their accession, according to a statement.

“Today we have decided to invite Finland and Sweden to join NATO and we have decided to sign accession protocols”, reads in a statement from the Alliance summit in Madrid.

Turkey, a member of the alliance since 1952, has blocked the accession of the two countries, accusing in particularly Stockholm and Helsinki to host PKK activists.