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Will Turkey upend NATO expansion? US officials seek clarityUS Secretary of State Antony Blinken will ...

Deccan Herald 18 May 2022
Asked about the disparity, Price, the State Department spokesman, would say only that Blinken after meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavuoglu and others over the weekend “came away with the same sense of confidence that there was strong consensus for admitting Finland ...
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Will Turkey upend NATO expansion? US officials seek clarity

The Columbus Telegram 18 May 2022
... Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavuoglu and others over the weekend, “came away with the same sense of confidence that there was strong consensus for admitting Finland and Sweden into the alliance if they choose to join, and we’re confident we’ll be able to preserve that consensus.”.
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Finland and Sweden formally apply for NATO membership

The Keene Sentinel 18 May 2022
European officials and diplomats said Finland and Sweden are prepared for hybrid or clandestine attacks ... In a weekend telephone call, Putin told Finland's Niinisto that the decision to join NATO was "wrong" and could have "a negative effect" on Russian-Finnish ties, but he did not make specific threats, according to accounts of the call.
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NATO chief hails 'historic moment' as Finland, Sweden apply for membershipPublic opinion in Finland and ...

Deccan Herald 18 May 2022
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the military alliance stands ready to seize a historic moment and move quickly on allowing Finland and Sweden to join its ranks, after the two countries submitted their membership requests ... “I warmly welcome the requests by Finland and Sweden to join NATO ... Finland.
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Will Turkey topple NATO expansion?

Middle East Online 18 May 2022
... Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavuoglu and others over the weekend, “came away with the same sense of confidence that there was strong consensus for admitting Finland and Sweden into the alliance if they choose to join, and we’re confident we’ll be able to preserve that consensus.”.
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Biden to meet with leaders of Finland, Sweden on plans to join NATO

The Hill 17 May 2022
The administration is trying to assuage concerns from Turkey, another NATO member, which has objected to Sweden and Finland seeking membership in the alliance. . “I heard, almost across the board, very strong support for Finland and NATO joining the alliance if that’s what they choose to do,” Blinken said at a press conference over the weekend.
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Rattled by Russia, Finns flock to military training

The Times of India 17 May 2022
On a windy military island off Helsinki, people from all walks of life are spending their weekend doing military training, as volunteer numbers soar and Finland readies to join NATO to protect itself from Russia ... Finland shares a 1,300-kilometre (800-mile) border with Russia.
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Finland's parliament votes yes to NATOPresident Sauli Niinisto and the government decided officially on Sunday ...

Deccan Herald 17 May 2022
Finland's parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a proposal to apply for membership of the NATO military alliance in a historic policy shift prompted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine ... Turkey 'will not say yes' to NATO membership for Sweden, Finland ... Also Read — Five things to know about Finland and Sweden joining NATO ... Finland.
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Biden will welcome the Prime Minister of Sweden and President of Finland to the White ...

The Daily Mail 17 May 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Finland was making a 'mistake' and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov blasted the move this weekend, claiming 'The collective West has announced a total hybrid war on us.' ... Russia's invasion of Ukraine prompted Finland and Sweden to launch NATO applications.
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Sweden signs formal application to join NATO

La Prensa Latina 17 May 2022
The move follows a similar decision announced over the weekend by neighboring Finland ... A protected Finland is born as part of a stable, strong Nordic region aware of its responsibilities,” Niinisto told reporters in Helsinki on Sunday ... Sweden and Finland received NATO backing ...
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Sweden to send delegation to Turkey to discuss NATO membership

Malaysian National News Agency 17 May 2022
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who met with Linde at an informal meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in the German capital Berlin over the weekend, said Sweden and Finland openly support the PKK/YPG terrorist organisation.
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Ending weeks of standoff, Russia takes key port but sees setbacks elsewhere

Finger Lakes Times 17 May 2022
Responding to announcements by both Finland and Sweden over the weekend that they would apply to join NATO, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, warned both countries that they were committing a “grave mistake.” ... On the diplomatic front, Zelenskyy has welcomed the moves by Finland and Sweden to join NATO.
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Turkey Demands Concessions From Sweden And Finland Ahead Of NATO Bid

Oil Price 17 May 2022
... issued his firmest words of rejection yet concerning Finland and Sweden's announced bids to join NATO.
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MB Daily News Update: SC asked to stop canvass of votes for BBM

Manila Bulletin 17 May 2022
A group has filed a petition with the Supreme Court, asking for a temporary restraining order (TRO) to stop the Senate and House joint canvass of votes of presumptive president FerdinandBongbong” Marcos Jr ... Gordon ... US shaken by racist mass shooting, weekend of gun violence. Putin warns Finland, Sweden over NATO as Ukraine braces for eastern assault.
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Sweden confirms intention to apply for Nato membership

La Prensa Latina 16 May 2022
The move breaks with Sweden’s more than 200 year-old policy of remaining militarily neutral, and follows a similar decision announced over the weekend by neighboring Finland ... Sweden and the Swedes is to join Nato and to do so together with Finland,” the prime minister said.

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