- Turkey’s President Erdogan says his country will say yes to Sweden’s Nato application if the US keeps its promise to sell F-16 fighter jets to Turkey.
- It is the first time Erdogan has linked Sweden’s Nato bid to the sale of the American-made fighter jets.
- Erdogan has previously said Sweden needs to do more to combat terror and Quran burnings, among other things, before his country can ratify Sweden’s Nato application.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Canadian and Norwegian PMs talk Arctic on sidelines of Montreal summitt, CBC News
Finland: With northern focus, Finland applies EU funding to improve military mobility, The Independent Barents Observer
Norway: HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier group sails north for NATO training, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Moscow fires cruise missiles in sea drills between Russia and Alaska, Reuters
Sweden: Sweden wants to rebuild its “total defence” system, Radio Sweden
United States: US Navy brings massive fire power to Tromsø, The Independent Barents Observer