Finland Sweden Nato Mmembership Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that Turkey seems to be “not favorable” towards Finland and Sweden joining NATO. They could use their status as a member of the military alliance to veto any such moves.

The Turkish leader explained his opposition by citing Sweden and other Scandinavian countries’ alleged support for Kurdish militants and others whom Turkey considers to be terrorists.

​Erdogan did not specifically mention a veto, but NATO takes all its decisions by consensus, so you need unanimous support from all member governments to join.