President Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoganadamantly refuse Finland and Sweden join the North Atlantic National Defense Alliance (NATO).
Other news is a Malaysian petition that rejects the controversial politician and top UMNO Party official, Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, as ambassador to Indonesia.
Here are some of the last 24 hours of news summarized in Kilas Internasional this morning:
Erdogan on Sweden-Finland Entering NATO: Once Not, Still Not
President Recep Tayyip Erdoan stressed that Turkey would not change its position in rejecting Finland and Sweden from joining the North Atlantic National Defense Alliance (NATO).
Erdogan said he had clearly told other NATO allies that Turkey would reject Finland and Sweden’s membership in the alliance.
“We will continue to implement our policies in a definite way. We have told allies that we will still refuse membership of Finland and Sweden. And it will remain that way,” Erdogan said in a video posted on his Twitter account Thursday (19/5). ).
Erdoan once again explained the reasons for Turkey’s refusal to join Helsinki and Stockholm to NATO. According to him, both countries host and finance “terrorists” to supply them with weapons.
Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Talks about Singapore Rejecting UAS and Calling Extremists
The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened its voice after Singapore refused to enter Ustaz Abdul Somad (UAS) and called it extremist and spread segregation.
“Look, if we look at the actual practice of the state so far, the state – based on the jurisdiction and legal provisions in force in its country – may accept someone entering the national territory based on various considerations,” said Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Teuku Faizasyah, at a press conference. virtual routine on Thursday (19/5) when asked for a response about the UAS which was called an extremist by Singapore.
“And we don’t always know what those considerations are. So should we then be asked to explain? Not always,” he continued
Malaysian Citizens Make Petition Rejecting UMNO Officials to Be Ambassadors of RI
Malaysians have been busy making petitions against the appointment of a controversial politician and one of the top officials from the UMNO party, Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, as the neighboring country’s ambassador to Indonesia.
More than 13,500 have signed a petition calling on Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s government to cancel Tajuddin’s appointment.
The petition targets 15,000 signatures and is addressed to Ismail Sabri, Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, and Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah.