In this episode of World Today, TVP World focuses on Turkey’s role in the context of the war in Ukraine and its recent unenthusiastic stance on the idea of Finland and Sweden joining NATO.
TVP World asked Daniel Pipes of the Middle East Forum to shed more light on the issue.
To recall, Ibrahim Kalin, President Recep Erdoğan’s spokesperson, stressed that Turkey wanted to bring the processual nature of NATO accession to the attention of its NATO allies and Sweden. “We are not closing the door but raising this issue as a matter of national security for Turkey. A hundred percent of our population is very upset with the PKK’s presence in Europe. … Our main focus is the presence of PKK and other terrorist networks working against Turkey out of Europe,” he said.