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Erdogan agrees to Sweden’s support for NATO membership

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that it “History day”Greetings to the Secretary General of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave his approval on Monday, July 10, to support Sweden’s membership in NATO, which he has been blocking for more than a year.

“I am happy to announce that President Erdoğan has agreed to forward Sweden’s accession protocol” in the Turkish parliament “as soon as possible and work with the association to secure ratification”The official said after meeting with the Turkish leader and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, on the eve of the NATO summit in Vilnius.

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“The finalization of Sweden’s NATO membership is an historic step that benefits the security of all NATO allies at this critical time. It makes us all stronger and safer.”Jens Stoltenberg during a press conference.

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A few hours ago, the Turkish leader linked his support for Sweden’s candidacy to NATO to his country’s accession negotiations to the European Union.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, in the evening, during which the two parties agreed on that “Energizing” Relations between Türkiye and the European Union, according to the European leader.

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Jens Stoltenberg also indicated that Sweden had accepted “As a member of the European Union, you should actively support efforts to revitalize Turkey’s accession process into the European Union and contribute to the modernization of the EU-Turkey Customs Union Agreement and visa liberalization.”.

Turkey, still an official candidate, submitted its candidacy in 1987 for membership in the European Economic Community and in 1999 for membership in the European Union, but EU membership negotiations that began in 2005 stalled for several years.

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