Five Swedish lawmakers have filed a legal complaint accusing Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan of genocide,
crimes against humanity and war crimes, Local.se reported quoting AFP.
It is said that the suit filed by MPs from the Left and Green parties relates to the conflict in Turkey’s Kurdish majority south-east.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is also mentioned in the suit.
According to the Swedish law adopted in 2014, the country’s courts can judge cases of alleged crimes against humanity
regardless of where they have been committed or by whom.
If prosecutors decide to launch an investigation, Erdogan could risk an arrest warrant in Sweden, the lawmakers said.
The lawmakers also hope that their colleagues from other European countries would follow their lead.
( Gagrule )