Erdogan now says “yes” to Finland joining NATO

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The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoganwho had vetoed Scandinavians joining the NATOnow announced that the Turkey decided to ratify the protocol for Finland’s accession to the Alliance, while talks with Sweden they continue.

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“We have decided to start the protocol for Finland’s accession to NATO in our parliament,” Erdogan was quoted as saying by Anadolu after talks with his Finnish counterpart who visited Turkey.

The Turkish president noted, among other things, that Finland took real steps to keep its promises. Referring to Sweden, he said that it had opened its arms to terrorists and added that it had handed over a list of 120 “terrorists” demanding their repatriation, which was not done. In a press conference with his Finnish counterpart, Erdogan said Turkey would continue discussions with Sweden on terrorism-related issues and that Sweden’s application for NATO membership would directly depend on the measures taken.

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The president of Finland noted that the decision is something important for his country. He added, however, that Finland’s participation in NATO is not complete without Sweden.

Source: News Beast

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