Erdogan gives green light to NATO applicant

Erdogan gives green light to NATO applicant

The Turkish president said that parliament will approve Finland’s membership bid, while Sweden remains in limbo

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that his country’s parliament will ratify Finland’s application to join the NATO bloc. Before Finland and Sweden could join the alliance, Türkiye demanded that the Nordic nations crack down on alleged Kurdish terrorists.

“We have decided to start the protocol of Finland’s accession to NATO in our parliament,” Erdogan told reporters, following a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in Ankara. “When it comes to fulfilling its pledges in the trilateral memorandum of understanding, we have…