As a result of Türkiye’s efforts in Madrid, PKK/PYD/YPG and FETO were written off as terror groups in NATO’s records for the first time, said the Turkish president on Friday, according to Anadolu Agency.

Speaking to reporters while returning from the NATO summit, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the decisions taken at Madrid will bear fruit in time. “Promises are important, but the main thing is their implementation,” he said on the landmark memorandum signed between Finland, Sweden and Türkiye.

With the signing of the memorandum, Türkiye lifted an objection to the Nordic countries’ NATO bid. In return, Finland and Sweden will address Türkiye’s terrorism concerns.

However, Erdogan said Türkiye will be cautious as “a country that has repeatedly been stabbed in the back in its fight against terrorism.”

“We will closely monitor whether the promises made to our country are fulfilled in the coming period,” he further said.

“From now on, it will be much more difficult for PKK and FETO members to make terrorist propaganda, attack our country and our citizens and vandalize,” he said.

Erdogan said: “The ball is now in Sweden and Finland’s court. When there is any mistake, we already have undeniable documents and we will do what is necessary.”

“Sweden will extradite 73 terrorists to us. They have sent 3-4 of them so far, but that is not enough. The Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MIT (Turkish National Intelligence) will keep a firm grip on the issue,” he added.