Turkey "can not say yes" to NATO membership for Sweden and Finland, says Erdogan.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Once a country has decided to apply for NATO membership, all members of the alliance must agree unanimously to proceed with the process.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Swedish and Finnish delegations should not bother coming to Ankara to convince it to approve their NATO bid. In a news conference, Erdogan said Turkey would not approve their bids to join NATO.