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Biden Backs Finland, Sweden NATO Bids as Turkey Dangles Keys

  • Turkey has blocked Nordic country bids saying they back Kurds
  • Finland’s Niinisto, Sweden’s Andersson met Biden in Washington
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President Joe Biden offered his “strong support” for Finland and Sweden’s bids to join NATO, in the face of opposition from Turkey. He spoke at the White House with leaders from both countries.Source: Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden offered his “strong support” for Finland and Sweden’s bids to join NATO, in the face of opposition from Turkey.

Biden met with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson at the White House on Thursday, a day after the Nordic countries applied to become members of the defensive alliance in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.