Turkey urges Greece to extradite FETÖ members
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkey wants the extradition of terrorists from the group behind a deadly coup attempt, the country’s justice minister said on Jan. 18.
“We want the extradition of these terrorists demanded by the judicial mechanism of law in Turkey,” Abdülhamit Gül told reporters, referring to claims Greece was secretly trying to send Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) members to third countries.
“We will pursue this matter until the end as the Republic of Turkey,” he said.
“These subjects that are carried out secretly can’t be a subject of law,” Gül said, adding that Turkey would only deal with explicit issues.
Ankara accuses FETÖ of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.