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Finland believes that Turkey will ratify the application for the country’s entry into NATO

Sauli Niinistö

President of Finland Sauli Niinistö

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Turkey eventually ratifies Finland’s application for NATO membership. This opinion was expressed by Finnish President Sauli Niinistö. According to him, Finland expects to join NATO at the same time as Sweden.

“I want to say that I look at the situation with optimism. Turkey will eventually ratify our application, and I hope that this will happen in the near future,” Niinistö said. His words November 4 leads TASS.

Finland and Sweden applied to join the North Atlantic Alliance in May 2022. In early July, protocols were signed on the membership of the two Scandinavian countries in NATO. For the entry of new members into the Alliance, the consent of all states that are part of the military-political bloc is required.

The difficulty is the position of Turkey. Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic stated: Ankara does not believe that Stockholm and Helsinki fulfilled the terms of the agreements reached earlier for their entry into NATO.

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