Kurdish MP filed complaint against Sweden’s top diplomat over Turkey deal
Amineh Kakabaveh, a Swedish lawmaker of Kurdish descent, filed a complaint against Foreign Minister Ann Linde, to the constitutional commission of the parliament, who signed a tripartite agreement with Turkey and Finland on behalf of Swedish government.
Kakabaveh urged the commission to investigate whether the Swedish government has violated its powers and acted in violation of the constitution, Sweden’s SVT reported.
Last week, Turkey lifted its veto for Sweden and Finland’s bids to join NATO, via a trilateral memorandum signed by Ankara, Stockholm and Helsinki on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain.
By promising to lift arms embargos on Ankara, the Swedish government has anticipated a decision by an independent authority, ISP, which examines arms export issues in the country, Kakabaveh said in her complaint.
The independent member of Riksdag, Sweden's national legislature, also called on the commission to examine what the government has promised on the matter of individual extradition cases.
The two NATO candidates confirmed in the trilateral agreement to address Turkey’s pending deportation or extradition requests of terror suspects.
“It is extremely serious if individual extradition cases had been used as payment by the Swedish government to persuade Turkey to release Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO application. This is completely contrary to Chapter 11, Section 3 of the form of government on the independence of the judiciary,” Kakabaveh said.