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Turkiye, Hungary put Finland on course to join NATO


Mar 19, 2023

Sun, 2023-03-19 00:54

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ended months of diplomatically charged delays and  asked parliament to quickly back Finland’s bid to join NATO.
A simultaneous decision by fellow holdout Hungary to schedule a Finnish ratification vote for March 27 means the US-led defense alliance will likely grow to 31 nations within a few months.
NATO’s expansion into a country with a 1,340-km border with Russia will roughly double the length of the bloc’s current frontier with its Cold War-era foe.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto that Helsinki had shown a strong commitment to addressing Ankara’s security concerns. (AFP)
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