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Erdogan: Sweden, Finland refused to extradite 130 terrorists to Turkey

ISTANBUL, January 15 – RIA Novosti. Sweden and Finland have refused to extradite about 130 terrorists to Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.

Speaking in Muğla, Erdogan said: “We told Sweden and Finland: 130 terrorists need to be extradited for your NATO membership to be approved. Unfortunately, this has not been done.”

He particularly noted that Sweden refused to extradite journalist Bülent Keneş, who was sentenced to prison in Turkey.

Turkish Presidency Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said on Thursday that it was impossible to make progress on Sweden’s accession to NATO until Stockholm put an end to terrorists operating in the country.

The Swedish Ambassador to Ankara was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday regarding the propaganda of the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) against President Tayyip Erdogan in Stockholm.

Against the backdrop of the events in Ukraine on May 18, 2022, Finland and Sweden applied to the NATO Secretary General to join the alliance. To date, Sweden and Finland’s applications to NATO have not been approved by only two of the 30 countries, Hungary and Turkey.

Source: Ria

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