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U.S. to press Turkey as Finland, Sweden seek NATO breakthrough

U.S. to press Turkey as Finland, Sweden seek NATO breakthrough
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Tuesday, 28 June, 2022, 23:00

NATO hopefuls Finland and Sweden voiced optimism on Tuesday that Turkey might lift its veto over their stalled bid to join the military alliance at a summit in Madrid, where U.S. President Joe Biden is set to meet his Turkish counterpart.

The White House confirmed Biden would meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during the summit that starts later on Tuesday and runs until Thursday, although it was unclear how far Biden would go to break the impasse, three NATO diplomats said.