Sweden's government has decided to extradite a Turkish man ahead of the NATO deal



The Sweden government has decided to extradite a Turkish man in his 30s who is wanted as he is involved in fraud. The Swedish government has announced this yesterday; it is the first case since Turkey demanded that a number of people are extradited in return for formally allowing Stockholm to apply for NATO membership.



NATO ally Turkey has lifted its veto over Finland and Sweden's bid to join the western alliance; as a part of the deal, Turkey had submitted a list of people it wanted Sweden to extradite and expressed frustration over the lack of progress.



Justice Minister Morgan Johansson told Reuters today, "This is a normal routine matter; the person is a Turkish citizen and convicted of fraud offenses in Turkey in 2013 and 2016."

He added, "the Supreme Court has examined the issue as usual and concluded that there are no obstacles to conducting the extradition."

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