Ann Linde

NATO bid reignites Sweden’s dispute with Turkey over Kurds – POLITICO

STOCKHOLM — When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan insists there are “terrorists sitting in parliaments of certain countries” to justify his objection to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, Swedish opposition lawmaker Amineh Kakabaveh has no doubt whom he is talking about. “Of course Erdoğan meant me,” the independent opposition lawmaker told POLITICO. “For Erdoğan, every …

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Turkish, Swedish ministers trade swipes in tense meeting – AP

“I want to ask this: On whose authority are you telling Turkey to withdraw from Syria or warning Turkey?” Cavusoglu asked. “If you are so sensitive on human rights, why don’t you for once criticize Greece?”

Linde responded to Cavusoglu rebuke by saying: “I am your guest. I would not take a debate here.”

“I will just hope that everybody in Turkey will have the possibility to express their views as frank as you are doing, minister,” she said.