Europe 1 with AFP 9:01 p.m., June 28, 2022

The Finnish presidency announced on Tuesday that Turkey had signed a memorandum of understanding lifting Ankara's blocking of Sweden and Finland's candidacy for NATO.

This agreement "confirms that Turkey will, during the summit this week, support the invitation of Finland and Sweden to join NATO", announced the Finnish president.

Turkey has signed a memorandum of understanding lifting Ankara's blocking of Sweden and Finland's candidacy for NATO, the Finnish presidency announced on Tuesday.

This agreement signed in front of the cameras by the heads of diplomacy of the three countries at the start of the Atlantic Alliance summit in Madrid "confirms that Turkey will, at the summit this week, support the invitation of Finland and Sweden join NATO," Finnish President Sauli Niinistö said in a statement.

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