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NATO Allies Still Seeking Progress With Turkey on Expansion

  • Ankara may agree to NATO pursuing bids by Finland, Sweden
  • Progress would be on condition countries meet security worries
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Officials heading to the NATO summit in Madrid are holding out hope of persuading Turkey to allow Finland and Sweden to advance their membership applications. 

US President Joe Biden told his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a phone call on Tuesday morning that he’s looking forward to speaking to him in the Spanish capital, the White House said. Erdogan is also due to hold talks with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on Tuesday afternoon.