Turkey, a member of the NATO alliance, has decided to back the admission of Sweden and Finland.

It had first been hostile to the membership ambitions of the Nordic nations.

Infuriated by Turkey’s readiness to shelter Kurdish insurgents, the Turkish government retaliated. In order for Sweden and Finland to join Nato, they needed Turkey’s help.

Vladimir Putin has exploited the development of the West’s military alliance as a justification for the conflict in Ukraine, which Russia fiercely opposes.

As a result of Moscow’s invasion, the door has been opened wide for both nations to join Nato.

As a result of Turkey’s worries, the three nations’ foreign ministers inked a cooperative security agreement.
According to Nato leader Jens Stoltenberg, Sweden has agreed to speed up its work on Turkish extradition demands of suspected terrorists

According to him, the two Nordic countries would likewise withdraw their bans on the export of arms to Turkey.

“To offer their full support against threats to each other’s security,” Finland’s President Niinisto said in a statement.

Magdalena Andersson, Sweden’s prime minister, called it “a really significant step for Nato.

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Sweden and Finland “received what it wanted,” according to Erdogan’s administration.
After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Norway and Sweden declared in May that they will join Nato.

According to Mr. Stoltenberg, because of their tight ties to the alliance, the process might go “quite fast”.

However, Turkey, a Nato member, accused the two nations of sheltering Kurdish extremists and warned they would not support their participation in the alliance. All 30 of NATO’s members must agree to any expansion.

Sweden has long been accused by Turkey of harboring members of the PKK, a banned Kurdish insurgent group. However, Stockholm disputes this.

Sweden and Finland have accepted Turkish demands, therefore they’ll tighten down on extremists.

Sweden’s non-alignment will come to an end after more than two centuries if Finland joins as well. After suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of the Soviet Union in World War Two, Finland decided to remain neutral.

Support for Nato membership in Finland has consistently hovered between 20 and 25 percent of the population. That number has risen to an all-time high of 79% since Russian troops invaded Ukraine in April. In Sweden, 60% of the public agrees with the decision to apply, which is a considerably greater percentage than was the case before the war.

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