March 17, 2023 14:46 GMT
Erdogan-'Sweden Has Opened Its Arms To Terrorists'
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Continued from 1439GMT bullet: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: 'Sweden has opened its arms to terrorists.' Says he has handed Sweden a list of 120 'terrorists' that he demands repatriated, 'which they failed to do.' Erdogan: 'Finland's case is different' [He] 'has a positive approach to Finland's membership.' Says he 'Hopes to ratify Finland's NATO membership bid before May elections.'
- Finnish President Sauli Niinisto speaking alongside Erdogan, says that 'We understand that you have made your decision and signing it today confirms that the Turkish parliament will start work on the ratification of Finnish membership'. Adds that 'Finnish NATO membership is not complete without Sweden.'