Sweden and Finland discuss joining NATO with Turkey

Sweden and Finland discuss joining NATO with Turkey

Europe News Desk!! Representatives of Sweden, Finland and Turkey hold talks in Brussels to discuss progress on meeting Turkey’s conditions for agreeing on the entry of the Nordic countries into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Sweden and Finland applied to join NATO in 2022, but faced objections from NATO-member Turkey on the grounds that both countries harbor members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which Ankara designates as a terrorist group. It is believed. Joining NATO requires the consent of all its members. According to NATO’s statement, the participants welcomed a three-way dialogue called the Trilateral Memorandum, Xinhua news agency reported. The participants also agreed that Finland and Sweden’s membership of NATO would strengthen the bloc, the statement said. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Finland and Sweden have taken unprecedented steps to address Turkey’s security concerns. The time has come to welcome Finland and Sweden, all members of the alliance, ahead of the upcoming NATO summit in Vilnius. The three countries agreed on Thursday to meet again in the same format ahead of a NATO summit in July.


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