The Western press admits that Turkey will approve Finland's entry into NATO in March 2023

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The Western press admits that Turkey will approve Finland's entry into NATO in March 2023

In March 2023, the Turkish authorities may approve Finland's accession to the North Atlantic Alliance. Sweden may not be affected by this decision of Ankara after the well-known events with the burning of the holy book of Muslims, the Koran. Bloomberg writes about this, citing informed sources.

Sweden and Finland applied for NATO membership in May 2022 against the backdrop of the conflict in Ukraine. However, Turkey opposed this initiative from the very beginning, since it has claims against the Scandinavian countries because of their support for the PKK and Kurdish formations in northern Syria.



Then Sweden and Finland agreed to sign a security memorandum with Turkey, which is designed to take into account Ankara's concerns about their ties with Kurdish forces. However, there was a provocation with the burning of the Koran, which slowed down Sweden's entry into the North Atlantic Alliance.

At present, the applications of Sweden and Finland to join NATO remain unratified by only two states out of 30 members of the alliance - Hungary and Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already stated that Finland has done enough to enable Ankara to support its aspirations to join the North Atlantic alliance.

Interestingly, Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström recently said that Stockholm had to suspend the process of the country's entry into the alliance due to the events with the burning of the Koran. But he expressed hope that the country will still be able to reach certain agreements with the Turkish leadership.
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  1. -1
    3 February 2023 17: 17
    The West admits that they will squeeze Erdogan.
    And we will "strongly see" whether Erdogan differs from Scholz in the hardness of tomatoes or not.

    Only something tells me that even if Erdogan is pushed through, nothing will change for us.
    Ours, THERE, NAVIRHU, have already proved that our diesel fuel through Bulgaria in Ukrainian tanks "gas sell" is more important than missiles and 100-200-300 thousand NATO army in Finland.
    The leaders of our "National Treasure" will be torn off the "gas hub", dumped far, far to the warm sea, and they spit on what we will do here with missiles in Finland and with everything else that they don't care about.
    1. +1
      3 February 2023 17: 31
      Approves or disapproves, what is the difference for Russia in principle, since Finland has fit into all the sanctions against Russia and behaves accordingly.
      1. +1
        3 February 2023 18: 07
        Finland has repeatedly stated that it will join NATO only together with Sweden.
        Why this was necessary is not entirely clear.
        However, there is democracy. So it's easy to go back on your word.
        1. 0
          3 February 2023 20: 10
          Quote: Shurik70
          Finland has repeatedly stated that it will join NATO only together with Sweden.
          Why this was necessary is not entirely clear.
          However, there is democracy. So it's easy to go back on your word.

          Absolutely fresh example with tanks.
          Scholz set a condition about the "Abrams" - it is also not clear why. Most likely, so as not to look like he gave up so easily. Like, "showed independence, insisted."
          Like that old ad
          Brutal man, bulging biceps:
          - My word is iron! I said - for football, then - for football!
          Wife, quietly and affectionately, chewing candy:
          - Expensive! Let's go to mom...
          Brutal Maine, still brutal:
          - And he said - to my mother, then - to my mother ...

          Well, they promised. After. Some day. If they don't change their mind.
          The face, according to Scholz, is preserved.

          So here.
          Promise, lure, throw.
  2. -1
    3 February 2023 17: 18
    Finland has done enough for Ankara to support

    what did Finland do enough to appease Rejep Taipovich?
    1. 0
      3 February 2023 17: 21
      It did not slow down Turkey's accession to the EU. Unlike Sweden wink
      1. +1
        3 February 2023 17: 41
        Quote from Bingo
        It did not slow down Turkey's accession to the EU. Unlike Sweden wink

        And they will accept it in the EU, and "they will add some money ... really, really!" (With).
        If only to put missiles on the border with us in Finland and stuff troops.

        We can influence Erdogan "we can, but we don't want to."
        We influence the Finns "we want, but we can't".
        Output? Only in words. More often than not, the Finns should be reminded that from the moment NATO joined, they are not just a potential target, but specifically "at gunpoint" for a retaliatory nuclear strike. And at the very top of the list.

        And it would be very useful, after all, to demolish some no-man's island somewhere in the middle of the ocean. With television broadcast. And to Finland too. So that they present on the site of that island of Helsinki.
        We haven't forgotten Mannerheim yet. Not like those short-lived people who in Leningrad wanted to hang a board with him on the house. And so, as I, for example, the grandson of a blockade runner, a tanker, a defender of Leningrad, is supposed to remember.
  3. +1
    3 February 2023 17: 19
    Something about Turks:
    The [Ukraine] Ministry of Defense has agreed with investors and stakeholders on the location of the center for maintenance, maintenance, modernization, training of personnel related to the operation of Bayraktar.

    Colonel Boris Zakutniy, head of the Main Directorate of Defense Lands and Funds of the Ministry of Defense, spoke about this in an interview with ArmyInform.

    "Recently, we held a series of meetings with investors and all interested parties, during which the location of the center was agreed upon and a draft roadmap was developed for transferring a land plot for use and resolving issues of further joint use of the airfield," he said.

    The creation of the Bayraktar center is provided for by a memorandum between the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and Bayraktar Savunma, signed by the parties in September 2021. Also, the center will provide training and training for personnel who will work with the UAV. It was planned that a number of such centers would be built and operated in Ukraine.

    The next step will be the launch of the Ukrainian-Turkish production of UAVs. Baykar plans to invest its own funds in the construction of a plant for the production of drones in Ukraine, where Ukrainian specialists will work.

    Bayraktar, despite the war, keeps plans to build a plant in Ukraine. The project is not frozen, it is being negotiated formal deals.
    1. +1
      3 February 2023 17: 41
      Quote: Al Manah
      Bayraktar, despite the war, keeps plans to build a plant in Ukraine.

      This article is from 2022. At the moment, Bayraktar has abandoned the plant in Ukraine and wants to move its production outside the country, I think to Poland or Czechoslovakia.
  4. 0
    3 February 2023 17: 19
    That is, by spring, the burnt Koran will condense from the ashes and the Finns will give Erdogan all the Kurds? A premonition should be based on something, and if there is no basis, then these are just wet Wishlist feel
    1. 0
      3 February 2023 17: 32
      Unfortunately, this is not wishful thinking. here is a set of measures against Erdogan. as a result of which he may lose his seat by the summer. and the closure of Western embassies is also pressure on the Turks. if instead of Erdogan the soros or the gulens come, they will sign anything
  5. +1
    3 February 2023 17: 22
    Erdogash, as always - both ours and yours ... there are no other "friends" for Russia, more precisely, "with such friends you don't need enemies" ... and we will organize a gas hub for him and build a nuclear power plant on credit ...
  6. -2
    3 February 2023 17: 31
    PHOTO. Do they wash themselves with hydrogen peroxide in the mornings and evenings, or did they gnaw all the fish in the Baltic? feel
  7. -1
    3 February 2023 17: 41
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already stated that Finland has done enough to enable Ankara to support its aspirations to join the North Atlantic Alliance

    and Finland suspected something was wrong and is no longer in a hurry to join the alliance without Sweden, asking for a timeout
  8. 0
    3 February 2023 17: 42
    Finland will not join without Sweden, they are already de facto in NATO
    There are much more pluses for Sh and F to be "neutral" like this ...

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