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Sweden honors the extradition agreement it signed with Turkey to ease its path to NATO membership.

Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said the first extradition to Turkey, announced last week, was carried out in accordance with Swedish and international law as stipulated in the agreement.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Andersson, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said the accession process for Sweden and its neighbor Finland is on track. Scholz is confident that states that have not yet ratified the applications, including Turkey, will do so soon. He is sure it will happen very quickly now.

Andersson said Sweden will continue to abide by a memorandum of understanding signed with Turkey and Finland at the NATO summit in Madrid in June.

The agreement said Turkey's requests to deport suspected terrorists would be handled promptly and thoroughly.

Andersson noted that extradition cases that are handled in Sweden will  be handled in accordance with Swedish and international law. This is also what they have agreed upon.

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