Turkey asks Russia to extradite ‘key suspect in 2013 Hatay bombings’ Mihraç Ural
Turkey has asked Moscow to arrest and extradite Mihrac Ural, the leader of the outlawed People’s Liberation Party-Front (THKP-C), which Turkey has deemed responsible for a deadly attack in the southern province of Hatay in 2013. Ural was seen unexpectedly among participants at the Syria congress in Sochi, Russia this week.
“We immediately reacted to this terrorist’s participation there and demanded an explanation from Russia,” Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told reporters on Feb. 1.
In a phone conversation on Jan. 31, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan voiced “discomfort” to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin about Ural’s presence in Sochi, as he was not included on the list of invited delegates given to Turkey, said Çavuşoğlu.
“We were uncomfortable with this,” he added, saying that Putin himself will deal with the issue.