Turkey green lights Sweden and Finland’s NATO application

From left to right background: Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto, Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, and Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde pose for a picture after signing a memorandum in which Turkey agrees to Finland and Sweden’s membership of the defense alliance in Madrid, Spain on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for a summit in Madrid from Tuesday through Thursday. (Bernat Armangue/AP/via The Canadian Press)
  • Turkey, Finland and Sweden jointly signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday that lifts Turkey’s veto against the Nordic nations’ NATO membership bids.
  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the agreement covers arms exports and cooperation in fighting terrorism.
  • Foreign Minister Ann Linde told Swedish Radio News that the deal with Turkey would not mean a change in democratic rights in Sweden.
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