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Finland, Sweden struggle to join Nato alliance amid Turkey’s new objections

Sweden's Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom (left) and Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto attend a meeting of Nato Foreign Ministers in Bucharest, on Nov 29, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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LONDON – Sweden and Finland’s hopes of joining Nato, the US-led military alliance in Europe, by the middle of this year appear to have been dashed by new objections from Turkey.

Sweden, in particular, “won’t see any support from us on the Nato issue”, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

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