The Madrid Memorandum of Understanding

The foreign ministers of Finland, Sweden and Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding which seemingly allayed Turkey’s “concerns” regarding the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO. However, after reading the agreement four times I have come to the conclusion that it will have no practical import whatsoever. This is so because the agreement does not override Swedish and Finnish law and the only practical change – ending Sweden’s arms embargo – has no practical effect since Sweden anyway is not in the business of exporting arms to Turkey. Since there are no residents of Sweden and Finland involved in plotting terrorist attacks against Turkey will no one be extradited on terrorism charges. The HPG (People’s Defense Forces), the military arm of the PKK is involved in armed warfare – not terrorism – and which are planned from its headquarters in the Qandil Mountains, Iraqi Kurdistan and certainly not in Sweden and Finland. What is the conclusion then? Either is the Turkish government completely incompetent in having reached a utterly meaningless agreement, something which is entirely unlikely or else was Erdogan instructed by the Sabbatean-controlled Derin Devlet deep state domestic intelligence apparatus to climb down the tree which the Turkish military with its Anti-Kurdish reflexes had instructed Erdogan to climb. While the Turkish military remains extremely politically powerful in Turkish politics it is also true that the Derin Devlet also has the last word when it wants to.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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