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Finland considers joining NATO WITHOUT Sweden


Finland is considering joining NATO without Sweden after Turkey threatened to block their Scandinavian neighbours’ application.

Sweden’s hopes of joining the military alliance went up in flames on Monday when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Ankara would not approve the bid following a burning of the Koran outside its Stockholm embassy.

While Finland’s foreign minister said a joint bid with Sweden would be its first option, his country now had to assess whether something could prevent its success.

‘We have to assess the situation, whether something has happened that in the longer term would prevent Sweden from going ahead,’ Pekka Haavisto said. 

Sweden's hopes of joining the military alliance went up in flames on Monday when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Ankara would not approve the bid following a burning of the Koran outside its Stockholm embassy. Pictured: Far-right leader Rasmus Paludan, 41, burns the Koran outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm on Saturday

Sweden’s hopes of joining the military alliance went up in flames on Monday when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Ankara would not approve the bid following a burning of the Koran outside its Stockholm embassy. Pictured: Far-right leader Rasmus Paludan, 41, burns the Koran outside the Turkish embassy in…



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