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Sweden and Finland refused to extradite 33 people to Turkey

Sweden and Finland refused to extradite 33 people to Turkey

Sweden and Finland, which have started the process to join NATO, have not extradited any of the 33 members of Turkey’s banned organizations FETO and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), whose extradition has been requested by Turkey.

Sweden and Finland, which have started the process to join NATO, have not extradited any of the 33 members of Turkey’s banned organizations FETO and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), whose extradition has been requested by Turkey.
Turkey is following the process around the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO and so far cannot look at it positively, President Tayyip Erdogan said earlier. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu noted that Finland and Sweden declared their readiness to work with Turkey on issues of concern to Ankara.


Sweden and Finland, who want to become NATO members, do not extradite terrorists from the terrorist organization of the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen (FETO) and the PKK to Turkey. Turkey has started the extradition process of 12 people from Finland, six of whom are members of FETO and six of whom are associated with the PKK, and 21 people from Sweden, 10 of whom are with FETO and 11 of whom are with the PKK. Neither country has responded positively to any of the 33 extradition requests made pursuant to court decisions and evidence.