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Turkey opposes Finland and Sweden's NATO bids Erdogan  

Turkey “will not say yes” to Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership bids, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said
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Finland Could Join Military Alliance Imminently   6%

Finland has been neutral for almost 80 years, but now it wants to join NATO and could apply later this week. The Ukraine war has destroyed any last trust in Russia and the mood in Helsinki and the rest of the country has shifted rapidly.

Turkeys list of demands to NATO revealed   -5%

Turkey reportedly has a long wish list in exchange for approval of Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership
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Turkey outlines expectations from NATO  

Turkey demands NATO respect its security concerns amid the bids of Sweden and Finland to join the alliance
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Will Turkey hit the brakes on Sweden's and Finlands NATO bid?  

Finland and Sweden applied to join NATO on Wednesday as public opinion in both countries shifted in favor of membership after Russia invaded Ukraine. But if Turkey holds to its objections, the path to enter the 30-country alliance could still be bumpy.

Biden says the growth of NATO should not be a threat to Russia  

US President Joe Biden backs Finland and Sweden bids to join NATO

Finland confident of overcoming Turkeys Nato opposition   18%

Speaking ahead of Nato talks in Berlin, Finland’s foreign minister Pekka Haavisto on Saturday said he was confident Finland will become a Nato member.

Its a very, very good day: Biden offers strong support for Finland and Sweden bids to join Nato   15%

US president says Sweden and Finland’s bids for Nato membership have the ‘full, total complete backing of the United States of America’

NATO talks with Finland, Sweden falter but will continue   -50%

NATO envoys failed to reach a consensus on May 18 on whether to start membership talks with Finland and Sweden, diplomats said, as Turkey renewed its objections to the two Nordic countries joining.

Most Republican senators who voted against Ukraine aid will back NATO expansion   -5%

Several Republican senators told CNN Thursday that despite their votes against a $40 billion military aid package for Ukraine, they do intend to vote to admit Finland and Sweden into NATO when and if that question comes before the Senate.

Turkey's leader says 'no' to Sweden and Finland's Nato bid   18%

Turkey will oppose Sweden and Finland joining NATO, the country's president flatly stated in a video released Thursday. “We have told our relevant friends we would say ‘no’ to Finland and Sweden’s entry into Nato, and we will continue on our path like this,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a group of Turkish youth in the video. Turkey’s approval of tghe bids is crucial because Nato makes decisions by consensus.

Ukraine war: Joe Biden welcomes Sweden, Finland leaders in push for Nato bid, despite objections from Turkey   43%

US President Joe Biden offered his strong support to the leaders of Sweden and Finland to joining Nato, saying the countries meet all criteria.

Finland, NATO, and the changing calculus of European defense  

As Finland applies to join NATO, what isn’t changing is the Finnish people’s devotion to defending their nation and its values.

Rattled by Russia and war in Ukraine, Finnish citizens sign up for military training   -10%

Volunteer numbers for military training soar as Finland readies to join Nato to protect itself from Russia.

Helsinki comments on hosting NATO bases or nukes  

Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin says her country does not intend to host NATO bases or nuclear weapons at the moment
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Nordic Firepower: The Native Military Hardware Sweden, Finland Would Bring To NATO   32%

A selection of the domestically-produced weapons and vehicles that would bolster NATO's arsenal if Finland and Sweden are successful in their bids to join the military alliance.

US lawmaker threatens Turkey over NATO stance media  

US could reportedly leverage Turkey into backing Finland and Sweden as new NATO allies by withholding arms purchase
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Turkey names conditions for U-turn on Finland and Swedens NATO bid media  

Turkish media reports that Ankara issued a list of demands for reconsidering its stance on Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership bids
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Your Thursday Briefing  

Turkey’s efforts to delay Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO applications.

In line to join NATO, Sweden and Finland are facing some 'vulnerable' months   11%

Finland and Sweden have started the process to become full-fledged members of NATO, with all the privileges and responsibilities membership entails. But the next few months will be anxious ones as both countries wait to see how Moscow reacts.

Sweden and Finland hand in NATO applications  

Envoys from Sweden and Finland have handed over their applications to join NATO to the organization’s head
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NATO: Joe Biden backs Sweden, Finland membership bid   5%

Although Turkey has doubled down on blocking Sweden and Finland's membership bids, Western leaders have expressed confidence the proceedings will move quickly.

'Don't bother': Erdoan says Turkey will not approve Sweden and Finland joining Nato video   8%

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan said on Monday that Swedish and Finnish delegations should not bother coming to Ankara to convince it to approve their Nato bid. Turkey surprised its Nato allies last week by saying it would not view their applications positively, mainly citing their history of hosting members of groups Ankara deems terrorists. The Swedish foreign office said earlier on Monday that senior representatives of Sweden and Finland plan to travel to Turkey for talks to address Ankara's objections.

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Why has Erdoan doubled down on threat to veto Nordic Nato bids?   -8%

Analysis: By demanding extradition of alleged PKK members, Turkish president could have one eye on elections

After initial hesitation about the seriousness of Turkey’s objections, its president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has doubled down on his threat to veto Finland’s and Sweden’s applications for membership of Nato, saying there is no point in either country sending delegations to Ankara to persuade him otherwise.

On Wednesday, he also extended his demands from the two he outlined on Monday to 10, leading to claims that he is using blackmail.

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Turkeys Erdogan says no to Sweden and Finland NATO bid   18%

Turkey will oppose Sweden and Finland joining NATO, the country’s president flatly stated in a video released Thursday. “We have told our relevant friends we would say ‘no’ to Finland and Sweden’s

Biden Hails 'Momentous' Applications Of Sweden, Finland To Join NATO   35%

U.S. President Joe Biden expressed strong support for the applications of Sweden and Finland to join NATO as he met with the leaders of the two countries at the White House, calling them two “great democracies" and "highly capable partners.”

Biden welcomes Finland, Sweden to join NATO, as Turkey balks   -10%

US President Joe Biden met the leaders of Sweden and Finland on Thursday to advance their applications to join the NATO military alliance, as Turkey repeated its opposition to the move.Biden, who has

Why is Turkey wary of Sweden and Finlands Nato bid?   16%

Turkey, which has Nato’s second largest army, has traditionally been supportive of Nato enlargement. But it has objected to Sweden and Finland joining.

NATO enlargement : Biden to meet leaders of Finland, Sweden  

US President Joe Biden meets the leaders of Sweden and Finland on Thursday (May 19) after the nations set aside their long-standing neuNAtrality and moved to join the NATO alliance in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Turkey has raised questions about including Finland and Sweden in the alliance, asking Sweden halt support for Kurdish militants it considers a terrorist group and both to lift their bans on some sales of arms to Turkey.

NATO chief sure Turkeys spat over Sweden, Finland will be resolved   12%

Turkey’s leader flatly opposes having Sweden and Finland join NATO but the military alliance’s top official said Thursday he was confident that the standoff would be resolved and that the two Nordic

NATO: Turkey blocks early talks on Finland and Sweden joining  

Turkey has blocked discussions on Finland and Sweden's accession NATO hours after the countries officially launched their bids to join the alliance, a diplomatic source told DW on condition of anonymity.

The win-win in joining NATO  

As Finland and Sweden move to join the alliance, they also signal to Russia a different concept of security.

Why some young Swedes remain uneasy about joining NATO   50%

While the majority of Swedes are in favor of joining NATO, there are others who even took to the streets in protest. They warn the decision is rushed and that Sweden should better stick with its tradition of neutrality.

NATO members make new security vows to Finland and Sweden  

Denmark, Iceland, and Norway have joined a growing number of nations offering defense pledges to aspiring NATO members Sweden and Finland
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US offers complete backing for NATO bids by Sweden and Finland  

After meeting with both countries' leaders, Biden says Sweden and Finland 'meet every NATO requirement and then some'.

Finnish Parliament votes in favor of NATO membership  

The Finnish parliament voted on Tuesday in favor of requesting NATO membership
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How Vladimir Putin rejuvenated Nato podcast   -5%

Finland and Sweden this week formally applied to join Nato after years of non-alignment. Jon Henley reports on how the Ukraine war has given the alliance a new lease of life

For decades, Sweden and Finland have held back from joining other western nations in the Nato military alliance. For Sweden, it would have compromised its longstanding neutrality. For Finland, it was a more pragmatic matter of not appearing to antagonise Russia, with which it shares an 810-mile border and against which it fought brutal 20th-century wars.

But as Jon Henley tells Michael Safi, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (another non-Nato European country) changed everything. This week the two countries formally submitted their applications to join the military alliance. It is a move that has been met with hostility and threats by Russia, but it’s one that injects new life into an alliance that appeared to be faltering. With defence budgets being cut across Europe, Donald Trump’s unpredictable presidency and a drifting sense of purpose, Nato’s future was being openly questioned. Not any more.

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Ukraine appears to drive Russians from Kharkiv; Finland, Sweden draw closer to NATO  

Officials say Russia is retreating from north of Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city. Finland and Sweden join a NATO meeting, angering Russia.