Turkey wants ex PYD/PKK co-leader extradited

Turkey wants ex PYD/PKK co-leader extradited

Turkey wants the extradition of the former co-leader of PYD/PKK, Salih Muslum, according to the call made by Ankara on the Czech Republic, on Sunday.

The Turkish ambassador to Prague passed on the request.

“Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Ahmet Necati Bigali said he had talked to a Czech deputy foreign minister over the phone and conveyed his country’s extradition demand. He did not give the name of the deputy minister.

He said the deputy foreign minister would submit Turkey’s demand to the first deputy justice minister.”

The former co-leader of the group, which, according to Turkey is a terrorist organisation, was arrested in Prague on Sunday and remains in police custody.

The Czech Republic is in close co-operation with the Turkish authorities and the judicial process will begin once Prague receives the official extradition request from Ankara…/IBNA

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