The rift between Turkey and Sweden continues over the latter’s NATO membership. Turkey does not want Sweden to be a NATO member unless it stops supporting terrorist groups, namely PKK and FETO.
While Swedish government sends warm messages to Turkey, it also tackles with lawmaker Amineh Kakabaveh. Originally being a Kurd of Iran, Kakabaveh had supported Sweden’s government during vote of confidence but the pro-PKK MP threatens to withdraw her support from the government. Whether opposition portion will rescue the incumbent government against Kakabaveh’s blackmail is yet to be seen.
Kakabaveh is also against Sweden’s NATO membership. She said in her latest interview that “I am against NATO and war because of many reasons. My one experience from war. I have been against it even when Sweden sends weapons to Ukraine and other countries. We in Sweden have a history of peace and peacemaker and peace diplomatic do the world need not women and Nato. NATO and nuclear weapons bring not the world and the EU more security. We also know that countries like Turkey and others are non-democratic and dictatorships in the alliance. As for Turkey; they have been and are at war with Kurds in both Syria and Iraq. We have many other countries with NATO that are not democratic and Sweden is a democratic country. Sweden has been against nuclear weapons.”
Analysts say Sweden’s political society won’t allow Kakabaveh to take prisoner the government. Kakavabeh is known for her support to the designated terrorist group PKK. The Kurdish separatist group is responsible for the murder of 40.000 people.