Erdogan drops opposition to Sweden’s NATO bid: Stoltenberg
11 July 2023 | 3:31 pm
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to forward to parliament Sweden's bid to join the NATO military alliance, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.
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