In a statement regarding the extradition of PKK and FETO members from Sweden and Finland, Bozdağ said, “Our expectation is about extraditions related to terrorist crimes. We do not have any expectation from them regarding the extradition of the accused persons with crimes other than that. As long as Turkey’s expectations on this issue are not met, Sweden and Finland are in a tripartite relationship.” They will be deemed to have not fulfilled the promise they made to Turkey in the agreement. Therefore, the NATO membership process will not go one step further.” said.
When a journalist asked him about the meeting between Finland, Sweden and Turkey, which will take place on August 26, and Turkey’s expectations, Bozdağ said that they expressed Turkey’s expectations very clearly.
Stating that Turkey’s demands were also recorded in the memorandum of understanding signed between Sweden and Finland, both the Swedish and Finnish governments have committed to fulfilling Turkey’s demands, and they have registered these commitments with their signatures. He stated that he was taken under.
Minister Bozdag continued as follows:
“Until now, none of the persons accused of terrorist crimes from Sweden and Finland, whose extradition has been requested by Turkey, have not been extradited to Turkey. A positive official return to Turkey has been made about any person who has been tried for terrorist crimes but whose extradition has been requested by Turkey. After this agreement, we renewed the requests we sent to Sweden and Finland before, as well as forwarded the new requests and the requests they rejected again.After this communication, there has been no positive or negative response from either country to Turkey until today. “
“Our expectation is not about those who are accused of fraud”
Explaining that Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersso recently stated that they decided to extradite a Turkish citizen, but she made an extradition decision for a person accused of fraud, Bozdağ said:
“Our expectation is not about those who are accused of fraud. The Swedish government and the Finnish government should understand this very well. Turkey’s request is about the people whose request is accused of terrorist crimes and whose extradition is requested by Turkey. Other than that, the extradition of the people accused of criminal offenses. There is no problem between Turkey-Sweden, Turkey-Finland regarding this issue anyway. It is also unethical and not right for them to take an approach.
No one should think that Turkey does not know what its promises mean. He should also think that Turkey knows very well what the promises made to Turkey mean. Our expectation is about extraditions related to terrorist crimes. We do not have any expectation from them regarding the extradition of the accused persons for crimes other than that. As long as Turkey’s expectations on this matter are not met, Sweden and Finland will not be deemed to have fulfilled their promise to Turkey in the tripartite agreement. The NATO membership process will therefore not go one step further. Our reminder to them may be: Stand behind your promise to Turkey. If the head of a state signs something, if the head of a government signs something, he stands behind that signature. Unfortunately, we have not seen an approach that stands behind the signatures until now. But the process continues. We will continue to follow up.”
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