Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been critical of Finland and Sweden joining NATO.

“We are currently monitoring developments regarding Sweden and Finland, but we do not have a positive opinion on them,” Erdogan said on Friday. Scandinavian countries are almost “guesthouses for terrorist organizations” like the banned Kurdish Workers’ Party PKK.

In the past, Erdogan had repeatedly accused Sweden and other European countries of not taking decisive action against the PKK or the Gülen movement. The Turkish leadership blames the group named after the Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen for the 2016 coup attempt.

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