Leader says Turkey opposes letting Finland, Sweden join NATO

A report by the Swedish government on the changed security environment facing the Nordic country after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine says Moscow would react negatively to Sweden joining NATO and launch several counter-measures.

Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is “not favorable” toward Finland and Sweden joining the alliance. As a NATO member, Turkey could veto moves to admit the two countries.

“We are following developments concerning Sweden and Finland carefully but we are not of a favorable opinion,” Erdogan told reporters.

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