Turkey's leader says 'no' to Sweden and Finland's NATO bid


President Biden is hosting leaders from Finland and Sweden today as their bids to join NATO hit a roadblock Turkey's president says his nation will reject the applications a day after his top diplomat gave mixed messages about Finland and Sweden becoming NATO members We understand their secret concerns but turkey has secured the concerns should be also met NATO makes decisions by consensus in each of the 30 members can veto a membership bid President Biden said yesterday he was optimistic I think we're going to be okay The U.S. fully backs both bids with Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin telling his Swedish counterpart both countries have modern militaries that would boost NATO Your addition to the alliance will make us all better at defending ourselves Sagar Meghani Washington

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