The dialogue comes as a follow-up to a memorandum involving Türkiye, Sweden and Finland which stated that the two Nordic countries will not provide support to terrorists to bring NATO into line.
Technical talks between Turkish and Swedish delegations on the extradition of terrorists according to the NATO agreement have started.
The two-day talks, which begin on Wednesday, are being held in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
The Turkish side is headed by Kasim Cicek, the director general for foreign relations and the European Union at the Ministry of Justice.
Three days before the delegations met, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that Ankara would not ratify Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership bid until the two Nordic countries “kept” the promises they had made to Ankara.
Last week, Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said: “We expect Sweden and Finland to extradite FETO and PKK (terrorist group) members to Turkey within the framework of the NATO agreement.”
READ MORE: “Keep your promise to join NATO” – Erdogan reminds Sweden, Finland
Sweden and Finland formally applied to join NATO in June, a decision spurred by Russia’s offensive gains against Ukraine.
However, Turkey, which has been a member of NATO for over 70 years, raised objections to the membership bids and criticized the countries for tolerating and even supporting terrorist groups.
A trilateral memorandum at the NATO summit signed among the countries in June stipulates that Finland and Sweden will not provide support to the YPG/PYD, the PKK’s Syrian offshoot, or to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) – the group behind the defeated 2016 coup in Turkey .
Finland and Sweden also agreed to address Turkey’s ongoing deportation or extradition requests for terror suspects.
Turkey’s parliament must ratify membership bids from Finland and Sweden for them to join NATO.
READ MORE: Sweden resumes arms exports to Türkiye, approaches NATO
Source: TRTWorld and agencies