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Biden to Push Sweden and Finland NATO Bid Stymied by Turkey

  • Leaders of two Nordic states to meet president at White House
  • Erdogan has demanded they renounce support for Kurdish militia
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Biden Strongly Supports Finland, Sweden NATO Bids

President Joe Biden plans a show of support for Sweden and Finland’s desire to join NATO in a Thursday meeting at the White House, as opposition from Turkey has imperiled their bid. 

Biden, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Swedish Prime Minister Madgalena Andersson will discuss the two countries’ applications for membership in the alliance, sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.