Turkey has made formal requests to Germany for the extradition of 81 persons who live in the country, since the July 2016 coup attempt, according to Deutsche Welle which cites the response given by the German Justice Ministry to an inquiry from the parliamentary group of the Left Party.
However, neither the number of those requests that were based on terrorism charges however, nor whether Berlin complied with the requests is clarified by the Justice ministry.
Only eight of the 60 individuals who Turkey asked Germany to extradite up to February were for terror charges, while the majority are accused of other crimes, such as murder, injury, etc., according to the report.
Berlin has drawn the ire of Ankara many time in the past, accusing Germany of harboring thousands of suspects allegedly involved in the failed coup attempt.
Ankara has already requested more than 4,000 suspected members of the PKK, Melvut Cavusoglu has said.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has also repeatedly expressed frustration at Berlin’s unwillingness to extradite suspected criminals./IBNA