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NATO’s Nordic Expansion Stuck at Turkish Roadblock

Foreign Policy Sweden and Finland have launched a new diplomatic offensive to convince Turkey to approve NATO membership for the two Nordic states after months of thorny negotiations turned what was supposed to be a smooth path to alliance expansion into a major diplomatic headache. This was never supposed to be a ‘smooth path’ to […]

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Türkiye (Turkey): Sweden and Finland Not Fulfilling NATO Agreement

Trying to get with the times regarding the name change now in place! DW Sweden has not yet extradited suspects Turkey seeks over terrorism-related charges, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu slammed Finland and Sweden for allowing “terror propaganda” as the two countries await Ankara’s permission to join NATO. […]

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Turkey has asked Finland and Sweden, Again, To Extradite Most Wanted FETO, PKK Members

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-10988257/Turkey-asks-Sweden-Finland-extradite-suspects.html Turkey has sent letters to Sweden and Finland renewing its request for the extradition of people it considers terror suspects, the Turkish justice minister said Wednesday. Turkey last week lifted its deal-breaking objections to Sweden and Finland´s NATO accession. But Ankara has warned that it could still block the process if the two Nordic […]

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NATO Signs Accession for Sweden And Finland- Turkey May Still Veto

Effectively nothing has changed in the Turkish stance. Turkey’s leadership stated they may VETO and they are still making the same statement.Despite flawed interpretations made by some on line who’ve opted to NOT take notice of actual statements and advance preconceived notions of their own. https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-nato-turkey-sweden-169a0386e3f6016da0b519b265645575 BRUSSELS (AP) — The 30 NATO allies signed off […]

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Erdogan: Sweden, Finland agreement must be kept to secure Turkey’s NATO approval

Following up on the topic covered below Nord news Erdogan issued his straightforward warning at the end of a NATO summit in which the US-led alliance formally invited the Nordic countries to join the 30-nation bloc. A 10-point memorandum signed by the three sides alongside the NATO summit on Tuesday seemed to address many of […]

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Turkey still has final say on Sweden, Finland NATO bids

I’ve been watching this news and the way it’s been presented and the one thought that ran through my mind repeatedly was…. “This deal is not being presented accurately” Following realpolitik for more years than I care to admit.. Since March 2008. Which means after just over 14 years there are some things you know […]

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Turkey: Not Favourable on Finland & Sweden Joining NATO

Could be a problem for NATO? Unless concessions are made? Turkey’s issue with the Nordic nations is not because Russia is favoured. Yahoo President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday it was not possible for NATO-member Turkey to support plans by Sweden and Finland to join the pact given that the Nordic countries were “home to […]

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Russia, Finland Treaty- Arctic Maneuvering

Oh it does exist. It may be updated but it exists. In 1948 The Finno- Soviet Treaty was signed The text is here Considering Finland’s desire to remain outside the conflicting interests of the Great Powers; and Expressing their firm endeavour to collaborate towards the maintenance of international peace and security in accordance with the […]

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From Ukraine, Russia To NATO and the Arctic

Have you all noticed how much the Arctic is being mentioned along side the Russian/Ukraine conflict? We’re going to get to that after covering the reports directly below. Okay? Okay! UN Refuses to Back Ukraine ‘Genocide’ Claims Ravina Shamdasani, the spokesperson for UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), was addressed on the issue by […]