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31 Jul, 2023 07:31

Sweden joins NATO


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shocked the world during the NATO Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania when he agreed to support the ratification of Sweden’s membership into the military bloc. While the Turkish Parliament still needs to vote on whether or not to support Sweden’s membership, this was viewed as a major victory for NATO, as it ended Sweden’s decades-long neutrality. The MO’s Manila Chan discusses with Guy Mettan Türkiye’s decision to reverse their opposition to Sweden’s membership and what this means with regards to the Scandinavian nation’s relations with Russia.