Anna Wieslander interviewed by Deutsche Welle on Turkey’s blockade weakening NATO
March 15, 2023: Anna Wieslander, Chair of the ISDP Board, was interviewed by Deutsche Welle on why Turkey’s blockade ‘makes NATO weaker’.
In Brussels, and even more so in the Swedish capital Stockholm, however, frustration is growing with Turkey’s blockade of Sweden’s and Finland’s membership of the NATO defence alliance.
If the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues with that, “it hurts NATO unity, and then we have a real problem,” said Anna Wieslander.
It is one thing when negotiations are a matter of hours or days, she said, “but when it goes on like this, it undermines the security of the whole alliance and makes it look weaker.”