Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining Nato
Nato operates by consensus, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had threatened to block the Nordic pair, insisting they change their stance on Kurdish rebel groups that Turkey considers terrorists. Turkey said it had “got what it wanted” including “full cooperation ... in the fight against” the rebel groups.
Turkey Agrees To Sweden, Finland Joining NATO; Baltic Sea Becomes NATO’s Lake
The aftermath of both nations joining NATO means the number of NATO countries bordering the Baltic Sea now rises to eight. According to the former intelligence chief of the General Staff of the Finnish Defense Forces Pekka Haveri the ‘Baltic Sea will become a lake of NATO’
Finnish President Niinisto says Turkey has agreed to back Finnish and Swedish NATO membership
Finland's President Niinisto said on Tuesday that Turkey has agreed to support Finland and Sweden's joint membership of NATO, on the first day of the alliance's summit in the Spanish capital Madrid.
NATO leader says Turkey has agreed to support Finland and Sweden joining alliance
Turkey agreed Tuesday to lift its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, a breakthrough in an impasse clouding a leaders' summit in Madrid amid Europe's worst security crisis in decades triggered by the war in Ukraine.