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Turkey’s parliament ratifies Finland’s membership in NATO

Turkey’s parliament ratified on Thursday (30) Finland’s entry into NATO, putting an end to months of blockade by Ankara to this expansion of the Atlantic alliance.

The corresponding document was approved with votes in favor of 276 representatives.

Nothing prevented Finland from joining since Turkey was the only country of the 30 members that had not yet ratified the procedure.

Finland's entry, Turkey’s parliament ratifies Finland’s membership in NATO
NATO Headquarters in Brussels: despite allowing Finnish entry, Turkey continues to block Swedish membership (Photo internet reproduction)

At the same time, it continues blocking Sweden’s aspiration to join the military pact.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other Turkish officials, including Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavusoglu, claim that Sweden is still not meeting the Turkish government’s demands in a memorandum signed last summer during the NATO summit in Madrid.

Ankara claims that the country is not fulfilling its promises to prevent the activities of organizations that Turkey considers terrorists.

With information from EFE

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