Future Of Sweden and Finland Joining NATO Unclear After Swedish Protests

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When or if Finland and Sweden will join NATO is even more unclear after Pro-Kurdish and anti-Turkish demonstrations in Stockholm over the weekend. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated that Turkey would not support Sweden joining until Sweden takes more definitive steps against Kurdish militants.  Finland and Sweden applied together after Russia invaded Ukraine.  Finland and Sweden had planned to join NATO jointly, but Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said that his country will “evaluate the situation if it turns out that Sweden’s application is stalling for a long time.” Haavisto later backpedaled his statement saying that Finland was still committed to joining NATO with Sweden.