Vilnius County

Erdogan sets new conditions

Turkey's EU membership was thrown on the negotiating table at the last minute by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of Tuesday's NATO meeting in what is seen as an attempt to prove to Turkish public opinion that he has won additional gains to lift Ankara's veto on Sweden's membership of the Alliance. 

US, Turkey edge closer to deal on Sweden’s NATO membership; bargaining over F-16s

The developments surrounding Sweden's NATO membership are rapidly unfolding, with indications pointing towards an imminent announcement of an agreement during the Vilnius summit held on July 11-12. However, there remains the possibility that Turkey may disrupt the proceedings at the last moment.