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Turkey Pins NATO Expansion on Support in Kurdish Conflict

  • Erdogan cites concerns over ‘terrorists’ in Sweden and Finland
  • NATO enlargement requires unanimous approval of all members
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Turkey doesn’t favor Sweden and Finland joining NATO, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Istanbul on Friday, potentially dashing the two countries’ hopes of a quick accession to the military alliance.