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Turkey will ratify Finland’s NATO bid, Erdogan says

Finland’s NATO membership is now pending Hungary’s ratification.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the parliament to mark the opening of the new legislative year, at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in Ankara, on October 1, 2022. - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on October 1, 2022 warned Turkey would not ratify the NATO membership bids of Sweden and Finland until the two Nordic countries "kept" promises they had made to Ankara. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP) (Photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP via Getty Images)

ANKARA — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Friday that his country will kick off the ratification process of Finland’s NATO membership.

Speaking alongside Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, Erdogan said Finland has taken sincere and concrete steps to meet the security demands that Ankara set out in return for its support for the Nordic country’s accession to the alliance.

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