U.S. to press Turkey as Finland, Sweden hope for NATO breakthrough

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By Anne Kauranen and Humeyra Pamuk HELSINKI/MADRID (Reuters) – NATO hopefuls Finland and Sweden voiced optimism on Tuesday that Turkey might lift its veto over their stalled bid to join the military alliance at a summit in Madrid, where U.S. President Joe Biden is set to meet his Turkish counterpart. The White House confirmed Biden will meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during the summit that starts later on Tuesday and runs until Thursday, and two NATO diplomats said they expected Washington to seek to break the impasse. Turkey’s unexpected objections to the two Nordic countries’ membersh…

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