Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu slammed Finland and Sweden for allowing "terror propaganda" as the two countries await Ankara's permission to join NATO.
In an interview with DW's Conflict Zone, Russian former Duma MP Ilya Ponomarev said Vladimir Putin's war aims go way beyond Ukraine. He argues that it is NATO in the Russian president's sights.
At the summit in Spain, leaders say they want to send a message to Russia, as NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says Moscow's war in Ukraine presents the "biggest challenge" in the alliance's history.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said there will be "some tension" with Sweden and Finland if they join NATO. The two countries were invited to join the alliance on Wednesday.
Finnish President Niinisto says Turkey has agreed to support Finland and Sweden joining the NATO military alliance. Turkey says it "got what it wanted" after weeks of threatening to veto accession.
In a speech ahead of key summits, the German chancellor has told parliament that "we will defend every square meter of NATO territory." He also described a partnership with Russia under Vladimir Putin as "unimaginable."
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says NATO members must do more to help Ukraine. Meanwhile, President Zelenskyy says the outcome of fighting in the Donbas will indicate the course of the war. DW has the latest.
Heads of NATO defense are meeting ahead of the alliance's summit in Madrid later in June. NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg said the Ukraine war posed the "biggest threat to Euro-Atlantic security in decades."
It never happened during the entire Cold War. But all these years later, Russia's border with NATO is about to double in size. Finland remains unmoved by threats out of the Kremlin over its bid to join the US-led alliance. The same goes for neighbouring Sweden, which is so concerned by Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine that it is ready to call time on two centuries of neutrality.
Fifty prominent Austrians are openly questioning the country's stance on neutrality. Yet, Austria, unlike Sweden and Finland, lacks majority support for joining the NATO defense alliance. Here's why.
Turkey is forcing Finland and Sweden to keep knocking on NATO's door a bit longer despite other allies’ eagerness to let them in. Teri Schultz takes a look at how the accession process may now unfold.
We take a look at how the press is covering Finland and Sweden saying they want to join NATO. We also discuss how the once-fringe, racist ideas of "replacement theory" have seeped through to the US Republican Party, and how they could be behind a shooting that killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York. Finally, we find out about a strange, canine bedfellow.