The Trilateral Agreement between Turkey, Finland and Sweden and the Silence of Human Rights: The Need to Apply the MoU in Light of Human Rights and Refugee Law Protections  

Author: Andrea Maria Pelliconi
Published: 06.07.2022
On 28 June, 2022, leaders of Turkey, Finland and Sweden met in Madrid to agree on a trilateral agreement that paves the way for Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that resulted from the meeting contains concrete commitments by Finland and Sweden to cooperate with Turkey in the fields of counter-terrorism, organised crime and threats to national security. The commitments, as outlined in the MoU, include adopting new national regulatory frameworks for arms exports, supporting Turkey’s involvement in the initiatives of the European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy, including the PESCO Project on Military Mobility,…