Turkey plans to ratify Finland’s NATO bid ahead of May polls -sources

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By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s parliament will “highly likely” ratify Finland’s NATO accession bid before it closes in mid-April, two Turkish officials told Reuters on Wednesday, a day before Finnish President Sauli Niinisto visits the country. Finland’s bid will be approved independently from that of Sweden, which had applied for membership in the Western military alliance at the same time as its Nordic neighbour after Russia invaded Ukraine last year, one senior official said. Turkey has repeatedly said that Sweden needs to take additional steps against supporters of Kurdish mil…

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