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NATO chief says alliance in touch with Turkey over its concerns on Finland, Sweden

WASHINGTON, June 2 – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday that the alliance was in touch with Turkey to find a “united way” forward to address Ankara’s concerns over Sweden and Finland’s bid to join the pact.

Finland and Sweden said on Wednesday they would continue a dialogue with Turkey over their bids for NATO membership, but did not say whether there had been progress on overcoming Ankara’s objections to their joining the military alliance. A bid to join NATO requires unanimous backing from the alliance’s current 30 member states. read more

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Washington

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JUNE 2, 2022

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