Sweden prepares list of 10 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) members for extradition to Turkey

Sweden has prepared a list of 10 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) members who will be extradited to Turkey after the memorandum is signed in Madrid.

TV channel TRT Haber reported that “the process around the memorandum between Turkey, Finland and Sweden is ongoing. Sweden’s responses to requests for extradition to Turkey attracted the most attention. Sweden has reportedly prepared a list of 10 PKK members to be extradited.”

She noted that the Swedish government approved three out of 16 extradition requests to Turkey between 2019 and 2022.

And the channel continued, “But after the signing of the memorandum, steps began to appear that indicate the acceleration of the process. The first signs of these moves appeared in the Swedish media. Swedish newspapers wrote that the Swedish Security Service had prepared a list of ten members. According to the news, this list could be used to meet Turkey’s extradition demands.”

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country is demanding the extradition of 73 terrorists, mostly from Sweden, but has so far received “only three or four of them.”

It is noteworthy that on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid, the foreign ministers of Turkey, Sweden and Finland signed a memorandum removing obstacles for Finland and Sweden to join NATO. The document provides for the establishment of cooperation with Ankara in the fight against terrorism, especially with regard to the PKK, which Turkey considers a terrorist organization with all its branches.

Source: RIA Novosti

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