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6/28, 10:16 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Biden welcomes Turkey, Sweden, Finland's deal

United States President Joe Biden welcomed on Tuesday the Memorandum of Understanding Turkey signed with Finland and Sweden, expressing thus its support for their accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

In a tweet, Biden described the move as "a crucial step towards a NATO invite to Finland and Sweden, which will strengthen our Alliance and bolster our collective security – and a great way to begin the Summit."

His comment came after Turkey agreed to sign the memorandum with Finland and Sweden after previously expressing concerns about their alleged support for Kurdish organizations that Ankara considers terrorist ones. Following the announcement, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the group will officially offer Helsinki and Stockholm to join it.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JR