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Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO – Associated Press

Photo: From left to right: Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto, Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, and Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde pose for a picture after signing a memorandum in which Turkey agrees to Finland and

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Erdogan adamant on Sweden, Finland NATO bids – Associated Press

Turkey’s president says he will do “whatever is necessary for our country’s rights and interests” at the NATO summit in Spain Tuesday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday he’d provide documents and visuals on “terror groups,” including Kurdish militant groups and the network of exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen blamed for a 2016 attempted coup in

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Rebutting Turkey, Biden lauds NATO bids of Sweden, Finland

Photo: President Joe Biden departs with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, left, and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, right, after speaking in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington Flanked by the leaders of Finland and Sweden, President Joe Biden forcefully supported their applications to join NATO on Thursday as Russia’s war in the

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Turkey objects as Sweden, Finland seek NATO membership

Photo: President of Finland Sauli Niinisto, left, shares a word with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after their meeting at the President’s official residence Mantyniemi in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, May 16, 2022 Turkey´s president on Monday complicated Sweden and Finland´s historic bid to join NATO, saying he cannot allow them to become members of

Ukraine Invasion

Small wins buoy Ukraine; West says Russians losing momentum

Photo: Ukrainian flags flutter outside a destroyed cultural center in Derhachi, eastern Ukraine Almost three months after Russia shocked the world by invading Ukraine, its military faces a bogged-down war, the prospect of a bigger NATO, and an opponent buoyed Sunday by wins on and off the battlefield. Top diplomats from NATO met in Berlin

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Turkey’s leader opposes letting Finland, Sweden join NATO

Photo: In this photo made available by the Turkish Presidency, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media after Friday prayers, in Istanbul, Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is “not favorable” toward Finland and Sweden joining NATO, indicating Turkey could use its membership in the Western military alliance

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