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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey will start ratification procedures in the Finnish Parliament to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), after Helsinki took concrete steps to fulfill its pledges.

“We have decided to initiate the protocol for Finland’s accession to NATO in our parliament,” Erdogan said at the end of a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in Ankara.

Finland’s candidacy has already been accepted by 28 countries out of the 30 coalition members.

As for Sweden’s request to join the alliance, the Turkish president said at a press conference with his Finnish counterpart that Ankara will continue negotiations with Sweden on terrorism-related issues and that the latter’s request to join the alliance will directly depend on the measures. will need

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Source: Al Ittihad

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