Turkey disappointed over UK court's decision on FETÖ

Turkey disappointed over UK court's decision on FETÖ

ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
Turkey disappointed over UK courts decision on FETÖ

Turkey is disappointed over a decision by the UK's Supreme Court to reject an appeal by Ankara concerning the extradition of FETÖ members, the Foreign Ministry said on April 9.

"We will continue our efforts to retrieve FETö members that killed 251 citizens and left thousands wounded in the [July 2016] coup attempt," Hami Aksoy said in a statement.       

"This terrorist organization is not only a threat to Turkey but also to other countries, which is why international cooperation in combating terrorism holds great importance," Aksoy said.       

Aksoy said the Supreme Court's move to reject Ankara's appeal against a decision by the Westminster Magistrates' Court against extraditing FETÖ members was disappointing.       

FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gülen orchestrated the defeated coup attempt of July 15, 2016 which left 251 people dead and nearly 2,200 injured.