The Turkish ambassador to Sweden says it's "only natural" that Turkey would seek information about people living in Sweden who support the exiled cleric Fethullah Gülen, who the Turkish President has blamed for last week's attempted coup.
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- 'Not illegal.'
- International law expert: Sweden should tell the Turkish Ambassador that this is not appropriate.(1:52 min)Might be considered spying on refugees.
The Turkish government is trying to track down supporters of the moderate Islamist Gülen movement, both at home and abroad after the attempted coup last week.
- 69 were killed on island.
Today is the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Norway.
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- 'Blow to morale.'
Sweden is one of three countries criticised by the United Nations in an internal memo for evacuating its nationals who were serving as UN police in South Sudan without consulting the UN first, according to the AFP news agency which has seen the document.
- Next coalition meeting planned for Sweden.
As the conference on ISIS concludes today in Washington D.C., Sweden has agreed to increase its support in northern Iraq and host the next coalition meeting this fall.
- EU Council of Ministers.
The crisis in Turkey is top of the agenda for the EU foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels today, and Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström says the rule of law must be respected.
- Swedes advised not to travel there.
Due to an attempted military coup that plunged Turkey into chaos Friday night, the Swedish foreign ministry has advised against all non-essential travel to the country, until further notice.
- Revelations of corruption at National Audit Office, dozens of sex offenses reported at Swedish festivals, commuters still face grueling journey from Denmark to Sweden, and the take away from Almedalen
- 1 av 6There are often queues to the ID-checks at Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. Photo: Ulla Engberg/SR3 av 6Francois Polito is among the 15,000 people who commute between Denmark and Sweden every day. Photo: Ulla Engberg/SR4 av 6Michael Randropp is the spokesperson for the Kystbanen Commuter Club, which has seen membership swell from 2,000 to 3,000. Many of the new members are living in Sweden. Photo: Ulla Engberg/SR5 av 6Commuter: It is taking a lot of energy.
Six months after border ID-checks were introduced for people travelling from Denmark to Sweden, the extra travel time for commuters is estimated to cost society several hundred million kroner. The personal toll, however, is harder to measure.
- "Informal dialogues are often in the background to settling major conflicts."
On Wednesday, the newspaper Dagens Industri revealed that the USA and North Korea met unofficially at a manor an hour northwest of Stockholm, about a month ago.
- To increase Frontex's powers.
The EU Parliament voted Wednesday to increase coastal and border surveillance.
- Sweden aims to reduce plastic bag usage by half.
France's ban on certain plastic bags in stores went into effect this month, and while Sweden also aims to dramatically reduce plastic bag usage, officials have instead proposed doubling their cost.
- "Unprofessional behavior."
The number of airplanes flying over the southern Baltic Sea with their transponders off is increasing, according to Swedish Radio News. Transponders send out information about a plane's height, speed and position.
- Non-permanent member.
The Swedish government celebrated its win in the UN Security Council elections on Wednesday though some questioned how the country carried out its campaign for the seat.