After NATO agreement, Sweden will extradite Turkish individual

(MENAFN) As it seeks Turkish approval to join NATO, Sweden is prepared to extradite a guy to Turkey who is wanted for fraud. This will be the first such case since Stockholm agreed to deport hundreds of persons sought by Ankara.

The guy, Okan Kale, 35, a Turkish national accused of fraud at least twice in his own country, was named in court records, according to an announcement made by the Swedish Justice Ministry on Thursday.

“This is a normal routine matter. The person in question is a Turkish citizen and convicted of fraud offenses in Turkey in 2013 and 2016,” Swedish Justice Minister, Morgan Johansson, informed Reuters. “The Supreme Court has examined the issue as usual and concluded that there are no obstacles to extradition.”

While the ministry would to confirm if the guy was one of a group of persons sought for extradition by Turkey as part of a pact to win Ankara's approval before joining the NATO union, Kale's name appears on a list of the wanted people released in Turkish media.


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