The news was announced by Finnish President Sauli Niinistö. Share Save Saved Share Share article You must be logged in to save article. Failed to save changes. Try logging in again and try again. If the problem persists, please contact the administrator. An error has occurred If problems persist, please contact the administrator. After much hesitation, Turkey has agreed to the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO. This was announced by Finnish President Sauli Niinistö during the ongoing Alliance summit in Madrid. According to the BBC, the turning point in Turkey’s position came after the signing of a joint memorandum on “extending full support to threats to mutual security”. NATO: Turkey agrees to back Finland and Sweden’s bid to join alliance https://t.co/uJZKK186Gx – Sky News (@SkyNews) June 28, 2022 Scandinavian countries formally applied to join NATO in May after reassessing security risks stemming from Russia aggression in Ukraine and disturbing Russian military maneuvers. According to the Finnish president, the main elements of the countries’ accession to the North Atlantic Alliance will be agreed during the Madrid summit. The importance of the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO was discussed by Refresher in a large analytical article. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has so far resolutely rejected the issue of the two countries’ approach. One month ago, he said: “We will not say ‘yes’ to countries sanctioning Turkey to join the NATO security organization.” Source: TASR / AP told Helsinki and Stockholm that they did not even have to bother sending a delegation to Turkey. whereas Ankara’s position will not change anyway. In addition, Erdoğan called the country a “pension for terrorist organizations.” It prevented Turkey that Sweden stopped supplying weapons to it in 2019 after military operations in Syria. In addition, Sweden and Finland have refused to extradite 33 people suspected of terrorism by Turkey over the past 5 years. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has blamed his political opponents for membership in the terrorist organizations since the failed military coup attempt of 2016. Report a mistake. If you find a defect in the article or have comments, let us know. Source: bbc.comPreview image: Refresher
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