Turkey reaches NATO deal with Finland and Sweden

Posted On: Aug 19, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Turkey reaches NATO deal with Finland and Sweden

Scandinavian countries will become NATO observers at the upcoming summit
Turkey will support inviting Finland and Sweden into NATO at the alliance's upcoming summit in Spain, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto announced on Tuesday after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson.
The three countries signed a memorandum of understanding at the meeting, organized with the support of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
“The concrete steps for our accession to NATO will be agreed among NATO allies over the next two days, but that decision is now imminent,” said Niinisto. “I am pleased that this stage on Finland's journey towards NATO membership has been completed.”
According to Turkey, Finland and Sweden pledged to “condemn terrorism in all its forms” and end their support for organizations Ankara has designated as terrorist - including the Kurdish groups PKK and YPG, as well as the movement led by the exiled cleric Fetullah Gulen, which the...

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