Türkiye opens NATO’s door to Sweden and Finland
Vita gazette – Türkiye President Erdoğan, Niinisto from Finland, Andersson from Sweden and NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg have signed a memorandum of understanding in which they pledge to collaborate.
The IFEMA Exhibition Center in Madrid, where the NATO Summit was held, today witnessed an important turning point in the history of the Alliance. With the approval of Turkey, NATO’s doors have been opened to the two candidate countries Finland and Sweden. Turkey has announced that it has reached an agreement for the entry into NATO of the two candidate countries, Finland and Sweden. After a fourth round of negotiations lasting more than three hours, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg appeared in front of the cameras and signed a memorandum of agreement in which they undertake to collaborate “on arms exports and the fight against terrorism”. For weeks, Turkey had been negotiating to get something out of the removal of its veto, also hurt by the support of the Northern countries for the Terror. Now that obstacle has collapsed, and it was also a symbol of how decisions are made in NATO, Stoltenberg said in the press conference: “We decide by consensus, then we talk, we negotiate and we reach a decision”.