Thursday, March 30, 2023

Turkish Parliament Approves Finland’s NATO Membership

A view from a session of the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye (TBMM) General Assembly in the capital Ankara, Türkiye, Oct. 4, 2022. (AA Photo)  

BBC: Turkey approves Finland Nato membership bid 

Finland will become the 31st member of Nato after Turkey's parliament voted to approve its application. 

Turkey had delayed Finland's bid to join the West's defensive alliance for months - complaining the Nordic nation was supporting "terrorists". 

Sweden, which applied to join Nato at the same time last year, is still being blocked by Ankara over similar complaints. 

Any Nato expansion needs the support of all its members. 

Finland will now be formally admitted into Nato at its next summit, taking place in July in Lithuania. 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave his approval to Finland's bid earlier in March, praising the country's "authentic and concrete steps" on Turkish security.  

Read more .... 

Turkish Parliament Approves Finland’s NATO Membership  

Turkey’s parliament ratifies Finland’s membership in NATO -- AP  

Finland’s way into Nato clears as hold-out Turkey votes in favour -- The Guardian/Reuters  

Turkey formally approves Finland’s NATO membership, in setback for Russia -- CNBC  

Turkey’s parliament ratifies Finland’s membership in NATO -- The Hill  

Turkey becomes last NATO member to ratify Finland's bid -- DW 

Turkish parliament ratifies Finland’s NATO membership -- Al Jazeera

Turkey approves Finland’s NATO application, clearing the last hurdle. Sweden is still waiting -- CNN


Hans Persson said...

But... Sweden..? LOL

Anonymous said...

First, bureaucracy!

Hans Persson said...

The land that has taken bureaucracy beyond!

(guessing you're a swede too ,)

Anonymous said...

Warning 2 the German people