Turkey blocked start of NATO talks on accession to Sweden and Finland – Reports

Moscow []May 18 ( / ): Turkey has blocked the start of processing the application for accession of and Sweden to , the reported, citing an informed source.

NATO ambassadors met on Wednesday to begin admission negotiations on the same day as Finland and Sweden submitted their bids, but Ankara’s obstacles stopped all voting, the said.

It noted that this questioned NATO’s ability to agree on the first phase of application of the two within to two weeks.

All 30 NATO member states must ratify Finland’s and Sweden’s applications, but the process can only begin when the issues a protocol of acceptance and formally invites these countries to join NATO. (ANI / Sputnik)

Source: sn.dk

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