February 3, 2023
Bloomberg: Turkey could approve Finland’s Nato bid by March
Finland has done enough to resolve Turkey’s security concerns, anonymous sources told the news agency
Turkey may ratify Finland’s bid to join the Nato military alliance by March at the latest, according to a report by the Bloomberg news agency.
Citing anonymous sources, the agency added that while Finland may have done enough to resolve Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security concerns, Sweden has not, and Ankara is not yet ready to ratify the Swedish application.
This aim was further emphasised by Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) during a visit to Stockholm on Thursday to meet her Swedish counterpart Ulf Kristersson.
“We clearly both tick all the boxes for Nato membership,” Marin said. “Sweden is not a troublemaker, but is our trusted neighbour.”