Recently the Turkish Parliament has approved Sweden's application to join NATO.

Recently the Turkish Parliament has approved Sweden's application to join NATO.

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Category : International Published on: December 30 2023

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  • The Turkish Parliament has approved Sweden's application to join NATO in December 2023.
  • Sweden applied to join NATO after Russia attacked Ukraine.
  • After which the approval received from the Turkish Parliament has made the way forward easier.
  • Admitting new members to NATO requires the approval of all existing members.
  • In Sweden's case, there have been delays due to opposition from Turkey and Hungary.
  • In February 2022, Russia attacked Ukraine.
  • Following the invasion, Sweden and Finland departed from their decades-long stance of military non-alignment and applied to join NATO.
  • Finland became the 31st member of NATO in April 2023.
  • After getting the approval of all members, Sweden will become the 32nd member of NATO in the future.
  • The full name of NATO is North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
  • It was established in the year 1949.
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