Sweden aims to join NATO as Turkey decouples Nordic bids | World news

STOCKHOLM — Sweden will continue its efforts to convince Turkey to cancel the accession of the largest Scandinavian country to NATO after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the door to Finland’s accession. Erdogan’s decision on Friday to instruct parliament to ratify Finland’s application dashed the Nordic countries’ hopes of a parallel accession process. Hungary’s announcement … Read more

Turkiye’s president says he will support Finland’s NATO bid

Turkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that his government would move forward with the ratification of Finland’s NATO application, paving the way for the country to join the military bloc ahead of Sweden. The breakthrough came when Finnish President Sauli Niinisto was in Ankara for a meeting with Erdogan. Both Finland and Sweden … Read more