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UK says there is a way through Turkey’s concerns over Sweden, Finland joining NATO

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LONDON (Reuters) – British defence minister Ben Wallace said on Thursday he believed there was a way to address Turkey’s concerns over Sweden and Finland joining NATO.

Finland and Sweden formally applied on Wednesday to join NATO, a decision spurred by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but Turkey has objected, accusing the countries of supporting groups that it deems terrorists.

“I think there is a way through. I think we will get there in the end and it is very important that we listen to all members and their concerns in that process and we will certainly be listening to Turkey,” Wallace told parliament, adding he would be speaking to his Turkish counterpart.

(Reporting by Muvija M, Writing by Kylie MacLellan, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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