TOPSHOT - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at the 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) on July 10, 2017 in Istanbul. / AFP / OZAN KOSE
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The complaint signed by five lawmakers from the Left and Green parties is the first of its kind in Sweden against a head of state.The complaint, filed to the Swedish International Public Prosecution Offices, names Erdogan and several ministers including Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.A Swedish law adopted in 2014 allows the country's courts to 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.
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