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NATO talks clouded by latest Turkey-Sweden friction

A satire show broadcast on Sweden’s state TV has cast clouds over a new round of Turkey-Sweden talks on NATO’s Nordic enlargement.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the parliament.

The talks between Turkey and Sweden over Stockholm’s bid to join NATO appear to have yielded little signs of progress as Ankara summoned the Swedish ambassador in Ankara over “disgraceful” comments about the Turkish president on Swedish state TV.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned Swedish Ambassador Staffan Herrstrom today to convey Ankara’s “strong denunciation” of comments about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aired in a satire program, state-run Anadolu News Agency reported, citing diplomatic sources. 

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