“Director for Northern Europe in the Atlantic Council, Anna Wieslander believes that Stockholm and Helsinki had no other choice, but that the ball is now in Turkey’s court: ‘Sweden has gone as far as it could, even if the negotiations continue, the pressure will have to come from the other member states.'”

Turkey plays a big role, notes Wieslander: “It needs the Alliance and risks being accused of weakening it.”

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