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Turkey demands the extradition of more "terrorists" from Sweden and Finland - VG

Turkey demands the extradition of more “terrorists” from Sweden and Finland – VG

The deal: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Jens Stoltenberg after signing the agreement with Sweden and Finland in Madrid last week.

On Wednesday, Turkey submitted new demands from Sweden and Finland to extradite people Turkey believes are linked to terrorism.

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This claim comes a week after the three countries entered into an agreement This opened the way for Sweden and Finland to be invited as members of NATO.

“According to the agreement, we renewed today some of the previously rejected petitions and reminded them of some of the petitions that have not been answered,” Reuters quoted Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag as saying.

Following the agreement negotiated under the leadership of NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg in Madrid last week, Sweden and Finland will deal with Turkey’s requests for deportation or extradition quickly and accurately, and in accordance with the European Convention on Extradition.

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It is the latest attempt to strike a deal with powerful Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey’s justice minister did not say how many people Turkey is now seeking to deport and extradite.

But after the NATO summit in Madrid, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Sweden had done so It promised to hand over 73 terror suspects persons.

However, there is no figure for the number to be delivered in the agreement signed by the three countries in Madrid.

There are no listings in the agreement

On Tuesday, Swedish Foreign Minister Anne Linde went a long way to dismissing Erdogan’s statement on concrete promises to deport a specific number of people:

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– As you can see there are no lists or numbers or anything in the agreement. Linde said in Brussels on Tuesday that no specific number or lists were mentioned in our negotiations in Madrid.

But she emphasized that Sweden considers such petitions on an ongoing basis within Swedish law.

About 100,000 Kurds live in Sweden, and the agreement with Turkey has upset many.

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Kurdish parliament member Amina Kqbwa He had complained to the Swedish government before the Riksdag’s Constitution and Oversight Committee and claimed that the agreement contravened Swedish law.

Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said during Politicians’ Week in Jutland on Sunday that no Swedes would be extradited, and that the decision would be up to the independent authorities and courts.

“If you’re not involved in terrorism, you don’t have to worry,” Anderson said.