The General Assembly of the Turkish Parliament ratified the protocol on Finland’s membership in NATO on Friday night, follows from the broadcast of the meeting.
“For the ratification of the protocol on Finland’s accession to NATO – 276 votes, the proposal was accepted. Congratulations to Finland and its citizens,” Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Haidar Akar announced the results of the vote.
The Hungarian parliament voted on Monday to ratify Finland’s membership in NATO, Turkey was the last to vote on Helsinki’s membership in the alliance.
Finland and Sweden, against the background of the events in Ukraine in May last year, submitted applications to the NATO Secretary General to join the alliance. At first, Turkey blocked the process of considering these applications, but already on June 29, 2022, Turkey, Sweden and Finland signed a security memorandum that takes into account all Ankara’s concerns. On March 23, the Foreign Policy Commission of the Turkish Parliament considered the ratification of the protocol on Finland’s membership in NATO, adopted it and subsequently submitted it to the parliament for consideration.