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By Associated Press
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Finland will officially join the military alliance on Tuesday. The green light comes days after Turkey's parliament endorsed Finland's accession.
By Suzan Fraser, Associated Press
Turkey’s parliament on Thursday ratified Finland’s application to join NATO, lifting the last hurdle in the way of the Nordic country’s long-delayed accession into the Western military alliance.
Finland has received the green light to join NATO after Turkey ratified the Nordic country’s membership. Turkey is the last country in the 30-member Western military alliance to sign off.
By Jari Tanner, Associated Press
The Finnish president has formally sealed the Nordic country's historic bid to join NATO by signing into laws the required legal amendments needed for membership in the military alliance.
By Andrew Wilks, Associated Press
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his government would move forward with ratifying Finland’s NATO application, paving the way for the country to join the military bloc ahead of Sweden.
The Feb. 6 earthquake killed close to 47,000 people in Turkey, destroyed or damaged around 214,000 buildings and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless — becoming Turkey’s worst disaster in its modern history.
By Paolo Santalucia, Luigi Navarra, Associated Press
Survivors told authorities that that the boat which set off from Turkey last week had carried about 170 people.
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has raised the number of fatalities in Turkey from the magnitude 7.8 earthquake to 43,556. The combined death toll in Turkey and Syria now stands at 47,244.
By Zeynep Bilginsoy, Suzan Fraser, Associated Press
Turkey’s disaster management authority, AFAD, said the new quake killed six people and injured 294 others, including 18 who were in critical condition.
A new, 6.4 magnitude earthquake has jolted Turkey's Hatay province which was devastated by a massive tremor two weeks ago.
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