Will Turkey block Finland and Sweden joining NATO?

Professor Andrew Dorman explores the reasons why Turkey might want to block Finland and Sweden from joining NATO.

Explainer Video Updated 10 June 2022 Published 25 May 2022 1 minute watch

Will Turkey block Finland and Sweden joining NATO?

— Professor Andrew Dorman explores the reasons why Turkey might want to block Finland and Sweden from joining NATO.

He talks about Turkey’s opposition to Sweden and Finland’s support for Kurdish independence and the potential for leverage in its relationship with the United States.

Turkey may also be looking to influence the other European members of NATO on the issue of it joining the European Union (EU) in the near future.