Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson said today that any increase in publications due to the outcome of the agreement with Turkey to remove her objection to the country’s membership in NATO will depend on the information received from the Turkish authorities.
“It depends on the information we receive from Turkey in this area,” the Swedish prime minister told Reuters. “In all publications we apply Swedish and international law and, of course, we apply the European Convention on Extradition.”
Sweden and Finland took an important step towards joining the Atlantic Alliance by lifting Turkey’s veto yesterday, after the two countries agreed to take a series of security measures.
Under the agreement, Sweden and Finland have agreed not to support Kurdish armed groups in northeastern Syria, which Turkey links to the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by both the United States and the European Union.
“What is in the announcement is something that Sweden always does,” she said on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Madrid.
“This is because we will not support them in a way that poses a threat to Turkey’s internal security – as in the provision of arms and financial support – and that is not something Sweden is doing today.”