Erdogan agrees to support Sweden’s NATO membership

The blockage is lifted. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to support Sweden’s NATO membership, which he has been blocking since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Alliance’s secretary general announced on Monday. Jens Stoltenberg, hailing “a historic day”.

“I am happy to announce that President Erdogan has agreed to forward Sweden’s accession protocol” to the Turkish parliament “as soon as possible and to work with the assembly to ensure ratification,” the official told Reuters. of a meeting with the Turkish leader and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, on the eve of a NATO summit in Vilnius.

Erdogan blocked this Swedish candidacy by accusing Stockholm of sheltering Turkish opposition figures and Kurdish militants from movements considered “terrorist” by Ankara. Finland formally became the Alliance’s 31st member on April 4.

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