Finland’s NATO membership to receive backing from Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey will start the process of ratifying Finland’s accession to NATO, paving the way for Finland to join the military bloc ahead of Sweden. Erdogan announced the decision after meeting with Finnish President Niinisto in Ankara on the 17th. Finland will not be able to join NATO without Erdogan’s […]

Official: Turkish Parliament to Approve Finland’s NATO Membership Prior to Elections

Turkey’s parliament is “likely” to ratify Finland’s membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) before it closes in mid-April ahead of May elections. Two government officials told Reuters on Thursday. Finnish President Niinist visits Turkey on the 16th. (Reuters/Pascal Rossignol, 2023) ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s parliament is “likely” to ratify Finland’s NATO membership before […]

Possible rewrites: – Despite Turkey’s opposition, Finland may become a NATO member without Sweden’s support – Finland’s potential NATO membership faces opposition from Turkey, not depending on Sweden’s stance – Turkey’s objections aside, Finland considers joining NATO separately from Sweden

Recent geopolitical tensions have raised questions about Finland’s potential NATO membership without Sweden. Despite Sweden’s current status as a non-aligned country, Finland has been inching closer to joining the NATO alliance, citing concerns about Russia’s growing military activity in the region. However, Turkey’s opposition due to a dispute with Finland over an extradition request for […]

Vasova’s run: 90 km, blueberry soup and “kranskulla” at the finish line

It all started in 1922, since then hundreds of thousands of skiers have crossed the finish line. It is not only the longest, but also the oldest cross-country race in the world, which also has the highest number of participants. The race, which is one of the sporting highlights of the Scandinavian winter, has been […]

NATO membership of two Nordic countries, order is not a concern = White House | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden wants Finland and Sweden to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on March 2, and believes it is more important for the two countries to become members rather than joining at the same time. Pictured are Finnish, Swedish and NATO flags. Representative photo taken in Brussels in […]

Dutch girl stabbed in Sweden probably random victim | Abroad

The Dutch girl who was stabbed on Thursday afternoon in Gothenburg, Sweden, was “probably a random victim”, according to the police. The suspect is known to the police. The 10-year-old girl was stabbed in a park in the center of the city around 12:30 p.m. She was seriously injured. Her 70-year-old grandmother injured her arm […]