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Swedish PM says wants to restore NATO dialogue with Turkey as soon as possible

Sweden wants to restore dialogue with Turkey over the applications by Sweden and Finland applications to quickly join NATO, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said on Tuesday.

January 25, 2023
25 January 2023

STOCKHOLM, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Sweden wants to restore
dialogue with Turkey over the applications by Sweden and Finland
applications to quickly join NATO, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf
Kristersson said on Tuesday.

“No other national security question is more important than
that we, together with Finland, quickly become members of NATO,”
Kristersson told reporters.

Turkey has indefinitely postponed trilateral talks with
Sweden and Finland over their membership bids after weekend
protests in Stockholm which saw a far-right politician burn a
copy of the Koran near Turkey’s embassy.
(Reporting by Simon Johnson)

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