Turkish, German justice ministers hold phone conversation
ANKARATurkish Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül and his German counterpart Heiko Maas held a phone conversation on Aug. 17, the Turkish Justice Ministry has stated.
According to the statement issued on the Justice Ministry’s website, the phone call lasted for around an hour where the two ministers discussed “multi-dimensional subjects” and “bilateral judicial cooperation.”
The ministry stated that the conversation was “constructive” and went in a “positive atmosphere.”
It added that both ministers agreed to maintain conversation and come together soon.
The phone call comes one day after Ankara sent a diplomatic note to Berlin, asking whether Adil Öksüz, the fugitive suspect of last year’s failed coup, is in Germany.
The note urged German authorities “to investigate the accuracy of the news reports and for the detention and extradition of the coup plotter in the event of the reports’ accuracy,” a Turkish Foreign Ministry official told the Hürriyet Daily News on conditions of anonymity.