Turkey ratifies Finland's NATO accession

31 March, 02:03 AM
Turkish Parliament ratifies Finland's accession to NATO (Photo:journalofyy/Twitter)

Turkish Parliament ratifies Finland's accession to NATO (Photo:journalofyy/Twitter)

The Turkish parliament has voted to ratify Finland’s application for NATO membership, ensuring it will become a full member of the alliance imminently, Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported on March 30.

With 276 Turkish MPs voting in favor of the motion, all NATO member states have now ratified Finland's accession.

In May 2022, Sweden and Finland simultaneously filed bids to join NATO amid Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine. Applications had to be ratified by the parliaments of all NATO member states. Once both countries become full members, NATO’s border with Russia will more than double in length.

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On January 29, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara could agree to Finland's entry into NATO separately from Sweden, amid diplomatic tensions with Stockholm.

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