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What Turkey Wants From Sweden and Finland in NATO Expansion Spat

  • Three Turkish officials outline steps Ankara is demanding
  • Erdogan has shown he’ll dig deep in geopolitical standoffs
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Turkey Says No to Sweden and Finland Joining NATO
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As Turkey threatens to block bids to join NATO by Sweden and Finland in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Bloomberg spoke to three senior Turkish officials about what their government is looking to achieve with the high-stakes brinkmanship. 

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they weren’t authorized to speak publicly about internal government deliberations, and all gave broadly similar assessments. Here’s a summary of what they had to say.