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How Turkey's opposition to Sweden, Finland joining NATO could backfire

It seems Turkey will continue to block Finland and Sweden’s memberships at the upcoming NATO summit, but Ankara is now signaling its lack of interest in strengthening the alliance.

Ankara’s brinkmanship over Finland and Sweden’s NATO bids will likely come at a price.

The upcoming NATO summit in late June was expected to be a celebration of regained Western solidarity by starting off Finland and Sweden’s accession process to NATO — a dramatic break away from both Nordic countries’ decades-long non-aligned policies.

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