Putin's Crusade Against NATO Delivered New Blow

By Daniel Walker | May 12, 2024

NATO membership

Russian President Vladimir Putin's efforts to counter NATO expansion faced a setback as Turkey cleared the path for Sweden to join the strategic alliance.

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via The Telegraph

The Turkish parliament approved Sweden's NATO membership with a vote of 287 to 55, as reported by the Associated Press. 

Significant number

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via NBC News

Four members abstained, and a significant number did not participate in the vote among the 600-member legislative body.