Category: Turkey

5th Feb 2018

Greek court rejects Turkey’s extradition request for Mehmet Dogan

A Greek court has rejected Turkey’s extradition request for Mehmet Dogan, one of the nine Turkish people it wants on suspicion of being linked to the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front, which the EU has identified as a terrorist organisation. Turkey has charged them all with terrorism-related offences, but Mr Dogan successfully argued that the charges […]

12th Jan 2018

Turkey refuses to extradite anyone to the US until it gets Fethullah Gulen

Turkey’s President has refused to allow any further US extradition requests until the US extradites Turkish Cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is wanted by Turkey for allegedly masterminding the failed July 2016 coup. Speaking at a conference, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the US of having “made up excuses from thin air” for not extraditing the […]

30th Dec 2017

Greece grants asylum to pilot sought by Turkey on coup charges

Greece has granted asylum to the co-pilot of a helicopter used to fly 7 Turkish military officers to Greece last year following the failed 15 July coup. Turkey has long called for the co-pilot and the 7 officers to be extradited, a request that was blocked by Greece’s Supreme Court in January 2016 over fears […]

21st Dec 2017

Saudi Arabian sisters fight extradition from Turkey

Two Saudi Arabian sisters resident in Turkey are fighting their extradition to Saudi Arabia, which they say they fled to escape an abusive family. Ashwaq and Areej Hamoud were detained in Turkey after their father claimed that their intention in leaving Saudi Arabia had been to join terrorist groups in Syria, but no public criminal […]

29th Sep 2017

Spain says it cannot extradite journalist to Turkey

Spain has said that it will not extradite a Turkish-Swedish journalist to Turkey, following his arrest in August on allegations of links to terrorism. Hamza Yalcin has twice been granted asylum by Sweden, where he gained nationality in 2006, and under Spanish law people with refugee status cannot be extradited.

28th Sep 2017

Turkey suggests extradition exchange with the US

President Erdogan of Turkey has proposed that the US extradite Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen, who Turkey accuses of masterminding an attempted coup in July 2016, in return for jailed US pastor Andrew Brunson. Gulen has reportedly said that he will willingly return from the US to Turkey if his extradition is approved, but believes Turkey […]

16th Sep 2017

Germany refuses Turkey’s extradition request for asylum seekers

Germany has refused to extradite several asylum seekers to Turkey, where they are accused by President Tayyip Erdogan of being involved in an attempted coup.  Relations between Turkey and the EU have come under strain following what the EU views as a “trend” towards authoritarianism in Turkey. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has also warned Turkey […]

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