Turkey removes veto on NATO membership of Finland and Sweden

Turkey withdrew its veto on the annexation of Sweden and Finland in NATO, it announced at the Coalition Summit in Madrid this Monday. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

After many objections, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed an agreement between Sweden, Finland and Turkey with the rest of NATO member states. Reuters. Although this initiative has been well received by practically all members of the World Organization, the consensus of 30 members is essential for the progress of these two countries.

Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg met on their arrival in Madrid on Monday for the Coalition Summit.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said: “Turkey, Finland and Sweden have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) addressing Turkey’s concerns, including arms exports and the fight against terrorism.

Ankara’s demands include strengthening the laws of the two Nordic countries against “terrorism” and deporting several Kurdish activists welcomed in two northern European countries.

“The firm steps for our unification (…) will be acknowledged by NATO allies in the next two days, but that decision is now imminent,” Finnish President Sauli Ninisto said in a statement.

Erdogan considered it “wrong” for the two countries to join NATO, accusing Sweden and Finland of “treating PKK terrorists”, while the Kurdistan Workers’ Party was considered a terrorist organization by Ankara, but the European Union and the United States.

This is the first voice of dissatisfaction among 30 allies over the issue.

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