Turkey’s president to back Sweden joining Nato – BBC News

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to support Sweden’s bid to join Nato, the military alliance’s chief Jens Stoltenberg has said.

At a briefing, Mr Stoltenberg said the Turkish president would forward Sweden’s bid to the Turkish parliament and “ensure ratification”.

Earlier, he had appeared to suggest Turkey would back Sweden if the EU re-opened membership talks with Ankara.

Turkey has criticised Sweden for hosting Kurdish militants.

Nato – the North Atlantic Treaty Organization – was formed in 1949 by 12 countries, including the US, UK, Canada and France.

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