Finland's foreign minister assured that Helsinki, in talks with the Turkish president, has taken only those obligations that are fixed in the joint memorandum. He said this in an interview with Yle.
Pekka Haavisto noted that Finland did not agree to any changes in legislation and there is no mention of this in the signed document.
"Everything we have agreed on is fixed on paper. There can be different points of view on this issue, but there is no agreement on anything other than what is written in the text of the document," he said.
Pekka Haavisto also stressed that Finnish citizens will not be extradited under any circumstances, and that Finland, according to its obligations, cannot extradite people if they face torture or the death penalty.
As a reminder, Erdogan said he had received a promise to extradite people whom Ankara considers "terrorists," and hinted that Turkey might again block Finland and Sweden from joining NATO during the ratification stage in parliament if its demands are not met. From Finland, Turkey demands the extradition of 12 people.
The signed memorandum does not mention any figures and there is no obligation to comply with Turkey's extradition requests - the Nordic countries have undertaken to consider them and take into account the information provided by the Turkish side.