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Sweden, Finland To Discuss NATO Bid w/Turkey In Berlin On 14 May-AFP

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AFP reports: "Sweden, Finland to discuss NATO bid with Turkey in Berlin Saturday: ministers"

  • The talks come in the wake of Turkish President Recep Tayyipd Erdogan hinting that he would not approve Finland or Sweden's NATO accession in comments to journalists earlier today (see 1440BST bullet).
  • Given seeming unanimous support from other NATO members, Turkey likely to face major pressure from other countries in alliance to change stance and approve membership for both Nordic states.
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AFP reports: "Sweden, Finland to discuss NATO bid with Turkey in Berlin Saturday: ministers"

  • The talks come in the wake of Turkish President Recep Tayyipd Erdogan hinting that he would not approve Finland or Sweden's NATO accession in comments to journalists earlier today (see 1440BST bullet).
  • Given seeming unanimous support from other NATO members, Turkey likely to face major pressure from other countries in alliance to change stance and approve membership for both Nordic states.