NATO membership, Turkey ready to give the green light to Finland
Turkey will give the green light to the ratification process of Finland’s accession to NATO. Turkish President Recep Erdogan announced the news at a press conference in Ankara on Friday.
“We have decided to start the process of parliamentary ratification of the Protocol of Finland’s accession to NATO,” Erdogan said.
We recall that Finland, along with Sweden, both announced their intention to join NATO in May, after the war launched by Russia in Ukraine caused a sudden change in attitudes towards membership in the bloc.
Erdogan said he believes that NATO “will become even stronger through Finland’s membership” and “will play a more efficient role in maintaining global security and stability.”
“With the completion of the ratification process, our relations with Finland will be strengthened on the basis of the NATO Alliance,” he said.
Turkey’s approval paves the way for Finland to join military alliance ahead of Sweden