Finland open to possible NATO membership without Sweden

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Following drastic statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sweden’s NATO membership, Finland has for the first time shown itself open to the possibility of joining the alliance without its Nordic partner. Finland might be forced to consider joining NATO without its long-standing ally Sweden, Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto told Finnish radio station Yle on Tuesday. Of course, with a view to the security of the two countries, the absolute first option is still to move forward together, Haavisto said. However, he said, one must be prepared to reassess the situation if it turns out…

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