Hürriyet Daily News
March 23, 2023

Turkish parliamentary committee OKs Finland’s NATO bid

The Turkish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee approved Finland’s NATO membership bid on Thursday.

Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee started discussions on the approval of Finland’s membership earlier in the day. The General Assembly of the Turkish Parliament still needs to approve the bill for Finland to become a member of the military bloc.

Sweden’s parliament approved its NATO bid on Wednesday…


After a meeting in Ankara last week with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that they started the ratification process for Finland’s admission to the alliance. Erdoğan cited the Nordic country’s efforts to keep its promises as part of the memorandum. He also expressed hope that Finland’s NATO membership would be ratified before presidential and parliamentary elections, which are set for May 14….