Turkey, a member of the Atlantic Alliance, however still threatens to “freeze” the process, accusing the two Nordic countries of benevolence towards the PKK and its allies.
President Emmanuel Macron signed this Saturday, August 13, on behalf of France, the ratification protocol for the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO, which had been adopted by the French Parliament on August 2.
“This sovereign choice of Finland and Sweden, two European partners, will make it possible to strengthen their security in the face of the current threat in their immediate neighborhood and will make a significant contribution, given the capabilities of these two partners, to the collective posture and to our European security“Said the Elysee on Saturday. Sweden and Finland renounced their traditional neutrality due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“twenty allies“have” already ratified the protocols “, had indicated, during the adoption by the French Parliament, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna. The two countries need a ratification of the thirty member states of the organization to benefit from the protection of article 5 of the NATO Charter in the event of an attack.
A member of the Atlantic Alliance, Turkey nevertheless threatens to “freezethe process, accusing the two Nordic countries of benevolence towards the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its allies that Ankara considers terrorist organizations.
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