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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (r) and Swedish prime minister Ulf Kristersson in Ankara (Photo: tccb.gov.tr)

Erdoğan to Sweden: Extradite newspaper editor, or no Nato

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has turned the thumbscrews on Sweden by personally naming who he wants Swedish judges to hand over in return for Nato membership.

"It is crucial that Sweden extradites terrorists sought by Türkiye, including senior FETÖ figure Bülent Keneş," Erdoğan said in Ankara on Tuesday (8 November), after meeting Sweden's new prime minister for the first time.

Keneş is an exiled Turkish editor, who used to run the Zaman newspaper, and who was once jail...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (r) and Swedish prime minister Ulf Kristersson in Ankara (Photo: tccb.gov.tr)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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