Turkey green lights Sweden and Finland’s NATO application
- 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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Finland: US military refuelling plane flies over Finland day after NATO announcement, The Independent Barents Observer
Greenland: Denmark, Faroe Islands agree to establish air surveillance radar to bolster gaps in Arctic surveillance, Eye on the Arctic
Iceland: Arctic security discussed at Reykjavik Northern Group meeting, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: Defence minister says Norway must get stronger in the North, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Strengthen border to Nordic countries, says secretary of Russia’s Security Council, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Finland will not go into NATO without Sweden, president says, says PM, Radio Sweden
United States: U.S. Army poised to revamp Alaska forces to prep for Arctic fight, The Associated Press