Category: Turkey

21st Jul 2018

Hamdi Akin Ipek, arrested after extradition request

In May 2018, British police arrested Mr Hamdi Akin Ipek, a prominent Turkish businessman and known critic of President Erdogan. His arrest followed a request for his extradition from Turkey  for offences relating to alleged financial links between his company, Koza-Ipek Ltd, and Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish preacher who the Turkish authorities allege to be […]

22nd May 2018

Turkey refutes claims of negligence in use on INTERPOL Red Notices against FETÖ members

Yesterday Turkey’s Justice and Interior Ministries denied reports that they had been “negligent” in their pursuit of wanted FETÖ members. They explained that difficulties had been caused by complications with INTERPOL rather than deficiencies in the Turkish justice system. After the 2016 coup, Turkey has sought to arrest and extradite anyone associated with FETÖ, a […]

23rd Apr 2018

Bosnia rejects request to extradite alleged FETO member

The Appeals Chamber of Bosnia’s state court has rejected Turkey’s request for the extradition of an individual who was alleged to have been involved in the July 2016 coup in Turkey. The Appeals Chamber approved the judgment of the lower court on the basis that Ms Gokcen had requested asylum in Bosnia before Turkey requested […]

4th Apr 2018

Turkey requests Red Notice for journalist it accuses of espionage

A Turkish court has issued an arrest warrant and requested an Interpol Red Notice for Turkish journalist Can Dündar, who is currently exiled in Germany and is wanted by Turkey on charges of espionage. He was arrested in Turkey in November 2015 in relation to a report he wrote for the newspaper Cumhuriyet concerning allegations […]

19th Mar 2018

Greek court rejects 3rd Turkish request for extradition of 8 soldiers

For the third time, a Greek Court has rejected a request from Turkey for the extradition of 8 soldiers it accuses of being involved in the July 16 attempted coup against President Erdogan. The court found that the charges against the 8, including attempted murder, involvement in an armed terrorist group, and involvement in the […]

12th Mar 2018

Interpol halts “political” requests made by Turkey for arrests

Interpol has halted 50 requests made by Turkey for the arrest of people it is seeking on charges of terrorism. Interpol’s decision came after it determined that the requests were political in nature. Among those Turkey is pursuing are Salih Muslim, former leader of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party, and senior members of the Fethullah […]

27th Feb 2018

Czech court orders release of man wanted by Turkey

We previously reported that Turkish politician Salih Muslim had been arrested in the Czech Republic on an Interpol Red Notice issued by Turkey (see previous blog). A Czech court has now ruled that he should be released. Turkey intends to make a formal request for his extradition, and accuses him of disrupting the state and […]

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