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Turkey lifts veto on Finland, Sweden joining NATO, clearing path for expansion

Turkey lifts veto on Finland, Sweden joining NATO, clearing path for expansion

Leaders of Turkey, Finland and Sweden held talks in Madrid Sweden, Finland and Turkey sign a memorandum of goodwill Invitation to join will be made during the NATO summit Western strategic change after the Russian invasion of Ukraine MADRID/HELSINKI, June 28 (Reuters) – NATO ally Turkey lifted its veto on Finland and Sweden’s offer to …

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NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

three-day NATO summit in Madrid; Biden will attend Turkey’s veto on Sweden and Finland’s request is a big deal NATO to agree on new defenses for the Baltic region Ukraine aid package aims for longer-term support MADRID, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO leaders will urge Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to lift his veto on Finland …

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Turkish police prevent Istanbul Pride from going ahead

Turkish police prevent Istanbul Pride from going ahead

ISTANBUL, June 26 (Reuters) – Turkish police prevented hundreds of people from gathering for Istanbul’s annual Pride parade on Sunday and detained dozens after local authorities banned the march from taking place again this year. Thousands of people used to attend Pride marches on Istanbul’s main Istiklal avenue, but in recent years the government led …

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G7, NATO leaders to ratchet up pressure on Russia, keep eye on China - U.S. officials

G7, NATO leaders to ratchet up pressure on Russia, keep eye on China – U.S. officials

A damaged tram is pictured at a bombed-out tram depot in Kharkiv, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, June 15, 2022. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies and the NATO alliance will work to increase pressure on …

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U.S. hopes for positive Sweden, Finland NATO bid resolution

U.S. hopes for positive Sweden, Finland NATO bid resolution

U.S. Under Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried attends the donor conference for Moldova to help the country with the influx of Ukrainian refugees, in Berlin, Germany April 5, 2022. REUTERS Hannibal Hanschke Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – The United States …

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Saudi crown prince, Erdogan meet in Turkey with 'full normalisation' in sights

Saudi crown prince, Erdogan meet in Turkey with ‘full normalisation’ in sights

Ankara halted Khashoggi murder trial to strengthen ties Official says talks slow on potential currency swap line Erdogan faces difficult elections with strained economy ANKARA, June 22 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey for the first time in years on Wednesday for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan with the …

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