- Turkey's parliament approves Finland's accession to Nato, making it the 31st member.
- Sweden is still waiting for Turkey and Hungary to approve its Nato bid.
- Finland shares a 1,340km border with Russia, strengthening the western alliance's foothold in the region.
- Several procedural steps are still needed before Finland can become a full Nato member.
- Russia's first arrest of a foreign journalist since the invasion of Ukraine increases tensions in the region.
Finland cleared to join Nato as Turkish parliament backs accession
Turkey's parliament approves Finland's accession to Nato, while Sweden is still waiting for approval. Finland shares a border with Russia, increasing regional security.