The membership of Sweden in NATO was voted on in the Turkish Grand National Assembly

The bill proposing the approval of Sweden’s accession protocol to NATO was accepted in the Turkish Grand National Assembly plenary session.

The Turkish Grand National Assembly General Assembly discussed the Law Proposal stating the Approval of the Protocol on Sweden’s Accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

At the end of the discussions, the proposal was enacted by being accepted with the votes of 287 out of 346 deputies who participated in the vote. While 55 deputies voted “against” the proposal, 4 deputies abstained.

Before the vote, the GOOD Party, Felicity Party, Turkey Workers’ Party, Welfare Party, REVIVAL Party, and Democrat Party had indicated that they would vote “against” the proposal. The AKP, CHP, MHP, and DEVA Party, on the other hand, had announced that they would vote “in favor” of the proposal.

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, in a post on his social media account, stated, “Today, we have taken another step closer to becoming a full member of NATO. The vote on Sweden’s accession to NATO in the Turkish Grand National Assembly General Assembly has yielded a positive result.”

Cover Photo: Zekeriya Albayrak/AA

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