After a long blockade, Finland will become a new NATO member on Tuesday

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From Tuesday, Finland will officially become a new NATO member, Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general of the alliance, which previously consisted of 30 countries, announced. It will be a good day for Finnish security, for Nordic security and for NATO as a whole.

The country will be welcomed as the 31st member of the defense alliance at a meeting of foreign ministers and the Finnish flag will be raised for the first time at NATO headquarters, Stoltenberg said in Brussels on Monday – a day after elections in the northernmost part of the EU. member state.

Turkey’s parliament in Ankara on Thursday ratified Finland’s accession to NATO (see video above). All 30 members of the alliance have thus approved the Nordic country’s membership application. The process was blocked by Hungary and Turkey.

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Finland and Sweden decided last year to apply for NATO membership after a long period of military non-alignment.

Erdogan blocks Sweden’s NATO membership
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to this day maintains the blockade against Sweden’s accession. He mainly accuses the country of a lack of action against “terrorist organisations”. Ankara is particularly concerned about the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party PKK. Erdogan initially made similar accusations against Finland.

Source: Krone

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