Veto NATO Bids

Where Ankara’s spat with the West is leading.

Last month, Finland and Sweden announced their intentions to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Russia’s war in Ukraine has spooked them enough to abandon neutrality.

Major NATO member states like the United States and the United Kingdom offered their full support. Yet almost a month later, Finland and Sweden are no closer to joining.

Integrating two new member states would obviously take time. It took over a year for North Macedonia, NATO’s newest member, to enter the alliance. But Finland’s and Sweden’s applications are stalled by a particularly thorny roadblock. And it’s a roadblock that doesn’t seem to be leaving soon.

That roadblock is Turkey.

Read more at “Turkey Threatens to Veto Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO Bids”

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