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Turkey calls for more action, not words, from Sweden 

Turkey's foreign minister has told his Swedish counterpart that while Ankara welcomes the steps Sweden has taken to get Turkey’s nod for NATO membership, they are not even “halfway” toward fulfilling Stockholm's commitments. 
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Turkey’s foreign minister urged Sweden Thursday to take concrete steps to tighten its leash on groups linked to terrorism, saying that Stockholm has not even come “halfway” through fulfilling a list of commitments to secure Ankara’s approval to join NATO. 

“We take note of the steps taken by Sweden’s new government and we welcome them,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a presser in Ankara with his Swedish counterpart Tobias Billstrom. But he hastened to add that there was little progress on areas crucial to Ankara, such as asset freezes and extradition of people linked to terror-related charges.

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