Sweden says no reason for Turkey not to begin ratifying NATO bid

"Sweden and Finland have done what we committed ourselves to."

By Reuters - January 19, 2023

Turkey’s parliament should begin ratifying Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership bids because the two Nordic countries have met the commitments they had agreed to with Turkey, Sweden’s foreign minister said on Tuesday.

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“We believe we have now reached a point where Sweden and Finland have done what we committed ourselves to in this (trilateral) memorandum and it is time for the Turkish parliament to begin the ratification process,” Tobias Billstrom told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

“We believe very strongly that we have done what was being asked and we do not see any reason for the ratification not to start.”

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