Turkey Stalls Swedish, Finnish N.A.T.O. Memberships Over Kurdish Extremism Concerns
After decades of military non-alignment, Finland and Sweden submitted applications for N.A.T.O. membership on May 16th. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February sparked widespread support for N.A.T.O. membership in Finland and Sweden almost overnight, reported Finnish broadcasting company Y.L.E. Acceptance into N.A.T.O. requires the approval of all 30 member nations.