Sweden nearer to NATO membership after Turkish parliamentary committee vote | EUROtoday

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The Turkish parliament’s international affairs committee gave its consent to Sweden’s bid to affix NATO on Tuesday, drawing the beforehand nonaligned Nordic nation nearer to membership within the Western navy alliance. Sweden’s accession protocol will now have to be accredited within the Turkish parliament’s basic meeting for the final stage of the legislative course of in Turkey. “Turkey’s approval of Sweden’s joining NATO is linked to the US Senate’s approval of Turkey buying 14 F-16 fighter bombers from America”, FRANCE 24’s Jasper Mortimer mentioned, including that the Senate’s approval is contingent on Turkey ratifying Sweden’s NATO membership.