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Turkey agrees to back Sweden, Finland NATO bids

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Finland's President Niinisto said on Tuesday that Turkey has agreed to support Finland and Sweden's joint membership of NATO. The breakthrough came on the first day of the alliance's summit in the Spanish capital Madrid. The three countries signed a joint memorandum "to extend their full support against threats to each other's security"
2 months ago·Madrid, Spain

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