Ukraine LIVE: Erdogans hammer blow betrayal as Putin rocked in NATO masterstroke

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President Recap Tayyip Erdogan also confirmed he had met with his European leaders to address security concerns before a memorandum was signed by the three countries.
Turkish drone manufacturer Baykar also announced it has offered three of its drones to the Ukrainian army “free of charge” following a crowdfunding campaign in Ukraine.
The company, which has President Erdogan’s son-in-law as one of its directors said: “We ask that raised funds be remitted instead to the struggling people of Ukraine.”

Erdogan also confirmed Turkey would not join the sanctions against Russia, saying he “cannot leave my people to freeze in the winter”.

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Turkey delivers huge blow to Putin over NATO expansion

Turkey has agreed a deal to clear the way for Finland and Sweden to join NATO.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with President Sauli Niinistö of Finland and Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden where the three leaders discussed security concerns. 

The move is a major blow to Vladimir Putin, who has cited expansion of the military alliance as justification of his invasion of Ukraine. 

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