Sweden will continue talks with Turkey on NATO bid, PM says world News

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Wednesday that the Nordic country would continue its talks with Turkey over Ankara’s objections to its application to join the NATO military alliance.

“I look forward to constructive meetings with Turkey in the near future,” she told a news conference with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

“Our response to demands and questions from Turkey will be taken directly with Turkey and will also resolve any issues and misunderstandings.”

Sweden and Finland both applied to join NATO last month, but their bid faced unexpected objections from Ankara, which accuses them of being a safe haven for Kurdish militants and wants them to use weapons. Reverse the ban on exports.

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(Reporting by Niklas Pollard and Simon Johnson)

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