Turkey disturbed by pro-PKK activity in Sweden

A new move by pro-Kurdish activists close to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Sweden on Tuesday angered Turkey, while Stockholm hopes on the Turkish side to accept its entry into NATO.

The Rojava Committee, a Swedish group that supports Kurdish groups, posted an anti-Turkish video on social media on Monday showing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan displaying the PKK flag in front of the Swedish parliament a day after Turkey’s presidential re-election.

“It is completely unacceptable that terrorists from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) continue to operate freely in Sweden, a candidate for NATO membership,” Fahrettin Altun, head of communications for the Turkish President, said on Twitter.

He added: “We expect the Swedish authorities to investigate this incident and bring those responsible to justice.”

And the Turkish government had earlier demanded that Sweden prevent a planned pro-Kurdish demonstration in Stockholm on Sunday, while a stricter anti-terrorism law came into force in Sweden on Thursday.

Source: AFP.

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