Znar Bozkurt, a young Kurd that was persecuted in Turkey for being politically engaged in the Kurdish left-wing movement for the HDP party and then fled to Sweden, has risked to be deported to Turkey as part of a NATO deal agreed in June between Ankara, Stockholm, and Helsinki: the trilateral memorandum clears the path for Sweden and Finland’s accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in return for the two Nordic countries tightening anti-terrorism legislation and lifting arms embargoes on Turkey. After two months in the detention center in Märsta, Bozkurt has been released and given a temporary residence permit. The trilateral deal was agreed after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had threatened to block the two countries’ bids over Ankara’s accusations that they supported the People’s Defence Units (YPG) in northern Syria, which it views as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) which is also deemed a terrorist group by the United States and European Union. Read more on ETC.se and on Qx.se