Her government is expecting a green light today from Recep Tayyip Erdogan Finland for its accession to NATO. The Turkish president is making an official visit to Helsinki, focused on the country’s request.
Finnish President Sauli Niiniste said yesterday Thursday 16/3 that he expects Ankara’s final approval for his country’s admission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the talks he will have with his Turkish counterpart.
Finland is thus on its way to becoming a member state NATO before Sweden, even though their requests were submitted at the same time, ten months ago, as the Turkish parliament is expected to ratify the protocol for that country before the May 14 elections.
The obstacles in Sweden
To date, the application for the inclusion of the two states in the military alliance has been approved by its 28 member states and pending the approval of Hungary and Turkey. Budapest is expected to get the green light soon. But Ankara is considered a major obstacle, as the Turkish government accuses Stockholm and Helsinki of not helping to fight “terrorist organizations”, which is particularly concerning to Sweden.
THE Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised yesterday Wednesday 15/3 in Ankara that his government “will keep the promise it made” regarding Finland’s accession to the North Atlantic Alliance. However, it has not yet become clear when the approval of the two states will begin to be discussed in the Turkish parliament, reports the Athenian-Macedonian News Agency, citing information from dpa.
Source: News Beast
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