Tag: Alliance

  • Niinistö: "Serious discussion" Erdoğan is ahead

    The Finnish president hopes that the country’s NATO membership application will proceed before the alliance’s Vilnius summit in July.

  • YLE: The President’s Office rejected the proposal to become the Prime Minister’s security policy advisor

    The current system is estimated to work well, and it is based on a clear division of work and responsibilities and smooth and reliable cooperation with the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Therefore, the agency does not consider it necessary or appropriate to establish a new unit in the prime minister’s […]

  • We believe they are ready: USA for Sweden, Finland for NATO candidacy

    “The issue of Sweden and Finland is not a bilateral issue. We have been very clear in public, and we have also been very clear in private about our views on Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership candidates. We believe they are ready, we believe they are ready. should be added to the world’s strongest defense […]

  • Finland and Sweden are still striving for NATO together, Haavisto assures

    “Together with Billström, we have decided that despite all these objections, Finland and Sweden will continue their joint journey to NATO. We are working together to take action so that both countries can have their membership ratified and we will become NATO members at the same time, he said. quoted saying YLE in Parliament. He […]

  • Germany’s hesitation about the tanks splits the arms alliance

    The German-made Leopard tank has increasingly come to be portrayed as the holy grail of Ukrainian defense. Finland, Poland and Latvia have said they want to send parts of their leopard stocks to Ukraine, but Germany has continued to hesitate and withheld clear statements. Hear about how charged the issue is in Germany and what […]

  • Finland can reassess NATO’s bid Foreign Minister

    The country can imagine joining the alliance without fellow candidate Sweden, said Pekka Haavisto Sweden’s recent difficulties in obtaining Turkey’s consent to join NATO may cause Finland to seek only accession to the US-led military alliance, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto has indicated. Helsinki and Stockholm submitted their applications for NATO membership together and would […]

  • Russian UFC fighter weighs in on Koran-burning row

    Khamzat Chimaev said Muslims in Sweden should be shown respect after far-right figure Rasmus Paludan publicly burned a copy of the holy book Russian-born UFC fighter Khamzat Chimaev has said Muslims cannot look the other way after a far-right politician was allowed to publicly burn a copy of the Koran in Chimaev’s adopted homeland of […]

  • Russian UFC star weighs in on Koran-burning row

    Khamzat Chimaev said Muslims in Sweden should be shown respect after far-right figure Rasmus Paludan publicly burned a copy of the holy book Russian-born UFC fighter Khamzat Chimaev has said Muslims cannot look the other way after a far-right politician was allowed to publicly burn a copy of the Koran in Chimaev’s adopted homeland of […]

  • Sweden’s Prime Minister condemns Koran burning

    Stockholm – Sweden’s prime minister has condemned this weekend’s burning of a Koran in Stockholm as “deeply disrespectful”, raising tensions with Turkey as the Nordic country courts Ankara over its NATO bid. Far-right politician Rasmus Paludan set fire to a copy of the Muslim holy book in front of the Turkish embassy in the Swedish […]

  • Turkish activists set fire to the Swedish flag (VIDEO)

    The protest broke out in response to the burning of the Koran in Stockholm Protesters set a Swedish flag on fire in Istanbul on Saturday in response to an anti-Islam activist burning a copy of the Koran in public near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. The incident took place amid a diplomatic spat between Turkey […]

  • Turkish activists set fire to the Swedish flag

    The protest broke out in response to the burning of the Koran in Stockholm Protesters set a Swedish flag on fire in Istanbul on Saturday in response to an anti-Islam activist burning a copy of the Koran in public near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. The incident took place amid a diplomatic spat between Turkey […]

  • Stockholm protests against angry Turkey, cancels Sweden’s ministerial meeting

    Stockholm [Sweden]January 22 (ANI): Turkey on Saturday canceled a planned visit by Sweden’s defense minister in response to anti-Turkish protests that heightened tensions between the two countries as Sweden seeks Turkey’s approval to join NATO, the Washington Post reported. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said a planned visit by his Swedish counterpart Pal Jonsonto to […]

  • Turkey cancels Sweden’s defense minister’s planned visit to Ankara

    Turkey has canceled the Swedish defense minister’s planned visit to Ankara because the Nordic country gave permission to protesters to hold an anti-Turkey demonstration outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said there was “no sense” in Sweden’s Defense Minister Pål Jonson’s trip on January 27 because Sweden has taken no […]

  • Hands off our holiday: ‘Uncharacteristic nine’ presents alternative ways to fund the defense settlement

    The opposition has spoken. But before we study what they have said, let us consider who the opposition is in Danish politics today. The opposition are as wide-ranging parties as the ultra-left Enhedslisten and the hard-right New Citizens and the Danish Democrats, as contradictory as the environmentally conscious Alternative and economic pragmatists Liberal Alliance, and […]

  • HS: Basic Finns take second place after the Kokoomus

    The support of basic Finns has risen steadily, vote after vote, since July. Sakari NurmelaKantar Public’s head of research said the party will have to work hard to mobilize its supporters on election day as it has the majority of voters who polled abstained from voting in the 2021 local elections. “How well this mobilization […]

  • NATO allies US, Turkey Trying to mend fences but cracks remain

    WASHINGTON – The United States and Turkey tried on Wednesday to iron out differences that have strained relations for years but failed to report progress in resolving differences over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and NATO expansion that have strained ties between the allies. At a meeting in Washington, Foreign Minister Antony Blinken and visiting Turkish […]

  • Finland’s defense chief will participate in the NATO committee meeting in Brussels

    According to the FDF, the Military Committee is responsible for the alliance’s “supreme military decision-making and prepares military advice for the North Atlantic Council.”

  • F-16 deal dependent on Turkey’s support for NATO expansion, Syria

    Washington – Turkey’s request for F-16 fighter jets from the US and the possibility of another Turkish military operation in northern Syria are expected to top the agenda during talks in Washington when Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu meets with Foreign Minister Antony Blinken on Wednesday. Analysts say any F-16 deal would be tied to […]