nato sweden finland 

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Sweden traditionally has strong ties with the Kurds, so it's not super surprising to see Turkey raising objections against Sweden joining. I have difficulty imagining that they would block membership in the end, though.

nato sweden finland 

@clacke always makes me smile that Turkey is even a member.

nato sweden finland 

@basil
According to Wikipedia, #Turkey has the 15th largest military in the world and the second largest in #NATO . en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_

@clacke
What's the history of #Sweden 's ties with the Kurds?

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@mpjgregoire @clacke it's the requirement of a "functioning democratic political system" rather than military might that prompts my reaction.

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