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Turkish Progress on Sweden’s NATO Bid Turns Spotlight on Hungary


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to advance Sweden’s bid for membership of the NATO military alliance has turned the focus on Hungary.

Erdogan’s request to his country’s parliament to ratify Sweden’s application puts the onus on lawmakers in Ankara to follow suit. But it raises a question on the intentions of Hungary, which has also held up the largest Nordic nation’s bid to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.



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