Sweden in Turkey: Extradition will depend on the information we receive


“In all publications we apply Swedish and international law and, of course, we apply the European Convention on Extraditions,” added the Swedish Prime Minister.

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson said today that any increase in publications as a result of the agreement with Turkey to lift her opposition to the country’s membership in NATO would depend on the information received from the Turkish authorities.

“It depends on the information we receive from Turkey in this area,” the Swedish prime minister told Reuters.

“In all versions we apply Swedish and international law and, of course, we apply the European Convention on publicationsHe added.

Sweden and Finland took an important step towards joining the Atlantic Alliance by lifting Turkey’s veto yesterday, after the two countries agreed to take a series of security measures.

Under the agreement, Sweden and Finland have agreed not to support Kurdish armed groups in northeastern Syria, which Turkey links to the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by both the United States and the European Union.

“What is in the statement is something that Sweden always does,” she said on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Madrid.

“We will not support them in a way that poses a threat to Turkey’s internal security – as in the provision of arms and financial support – and that is not what Sweden is doing today,” he concluded.

Turkey: Demands extradition of 33 people

Earlier, Turkey announced that it would ask Sweden and Finland to extradite 33 persons belonging to Fethullah Gulen’s PKK and Fetö, organizations which Ankara considers “terrorist”.

The request comes the day after a memorandum was signed between the three countries paving the way for Sweden and Finland to join NATO.

“Under the new agreement, we will ask Finland to extradite six PKK members and six Fetö members. “And from Sweden the extradition of ten Fetö members and eleven PKK members,” the minister said, according to Turkish media.

Among other things, the agreement envisions full co-operation between the two countries and Turkey in the fight against the PKK and non-support of the PYD / YPG (Syrian Kurds) and the Gulenists – FETO.

However, as the SKAI correspondent in Turkey reported, Manolis KostidisAnkara’s request for extradition of dozens of people to Turkey was not accepted.

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is considered a terrorist organization by Ankara and its Western allies.

Fetö is the acronym for the movement founded by preacher Fethullah Gülen, who was a mentor to Tayyip Erdoάνan. He lives in the United States, and Erdogan says he blames him, among other things, for the failed 2016 coup attempt.

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