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Turkey to support entry of Sweden and Finland to NATO

According to the Finnish presidency, the text "underscores the commitment" of Finland, Sweden and Turkey "to extend their full support against threats to each other’s security"

HANDOUT - 24 June 2022, Turkey, Marmaris: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks with the media representatives during his visit to the fire fighting coordination centre in Marmaris. Photo: -/Turkish Presidency/dpa - ATTENTION: editorial use only and only if the credit mentioned above is referenced in full.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: Turkish Presidency.

Turkey is ready to support the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO, according to a statement from Finnish President Sauli Niinistö after talks in Madrid.

Turkey will "support the invitation of Finland and Sweden to become members of NATO," the statement from the Finnish president read, after a signing ceremony to seal the accord.

According to the Finnish presidency, the text "underscores the commitment" of Finland, Sweden and Turkey "to extend their full support against threats to each other’s security."

The agreement comes after Niinistö, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson took part in talks after weeks of deadlock.

Turkey to support entry of Sweden and Finland to NATO
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