Swedish prime diplomat slams Left for supporting ‘terrorists’ — RT World Information

Turkey earlier accused Sweden of supporting and arming Kurdish organizations it considers terrorists

Swedish International Minister Ann Linde on Tuesday condemned members of the nation’s Left Social gathering for posing with the flags of the Kurdistan Employees’ Social gathering (PKK) and its Syrian offshoots, the YPG and YPJ, throughout a political occasion. Turkey lately lifted its opposition to Sweden becoming a member of NATO on the situation that it “stop actions of the PKK.”

Lawmakers Daniel Riazat, Momodou Malcolm Jallow and Lorena Delgado Varas of the Left Social gathering have been photographed holding aloft the flags of those Kurdish teams on the Almedalen Week competition, an annual political discussion board held on the island of Gotland, over the weekend.

Sweden and the European Union think about the PKK a terrorist group, as does Turkey. Ankara additionally considers the YPG and YPJ terror organizations.

In a Twitter submit tagging Justice Minister Morgan Johansson, Linde described the images as “fully unacceptable.”

“The PKK was branded a terrorist group as early as 1984, by Olof Palme’s authorities,” she tweeted. “And for good motive. The PKK has many harmless human lives on its conscience.”

The leftists stood by their determination to assist the Kurds. “We’re all behind this,” Vargas instructed the Aftonbladet newspaper on Monday. “Our celebration has made a celebration congress determination that the PKK shouldn’t be listed as a terrorist.”

Turkey has been waging a low-intensity battle towards the PKK and its Syrian offshoots for the reason that Nineteen Eighties, often launching navy offensives into Syria to focus on Kurdish fighters. 

When Sweden and Finland utilized to hitch the NATO alliance in Could, Turkey threatened to dam each international locations’ accession until they lifted an arms embargo on Ankara, extradited a number of Kurdish and different “terror suspects,” and cracked down on the actions of the PKK inside their very own borders. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authorities additionally accused Sweden of arming the PKK with rocket launchers, which Linde vehemently denied.

Nevertheless, Turkey dropped its objections to the Nordic international locations’ bids final month after the three international locations agreed to a ten-point memorandum that Stockholm and Helsinki would “stop actions of the PKK and all different terrorist organisations and their extensions.”

Johannson responded to the incident after Linde’s tweet, stating that “the management of the Left Social gathering ought to instantly distance itself from this motion.”

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