Greece refuses to extradite DHKP-C terrorist to Turkey

A Greek court refused Turkey's demand to extradite illegal organization member Kadir Kaya, who was detained but freed afterwards last year in Greece.

Greece refuses to extradite DHKP-C terrorist to Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Greek court Friday refused Turkey's demand to extradite Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) member Kadir Kaya, who had been detained but freed afterwards last year in Greece

The Thessaloniki Court of Appeal ruled not to extradite Kaya to Turkey, who was involved in terrorist activities in Turkey and has a warrant out for his arrest, according to the Greek media.

Kaya was discharged from prison in Turkey because of going on hunger strike in 2000 resulting in the decline of his health.

Huseyin Fevzi Tekin, another DHKP-C member, was due to attend the Thessaloniki Court of Appeal on Thursday, however, his trial was delayed to next Wednesday the 16th April.

Tekin is known as one of the key names of the DHKP-C, who was arrested last February under the fake Bulgarian identity Petrov Petar in an ammunition-laden safe house in Athens along with Murat Korkut, Bilgehan Karpat and Ismail Akkol, the assassination suspect of businessman Ozdemir Sabanci in 1996 in Istanbul. The four were arrested through a Greek court decision.

The Greek court had formerly decided not to extradite Mehmet Yayla along with Hasan Biber, both members of DHKP-C, who were captured in a speedboat carrying arms and explosives from Chios Island in Greece by Greek coast guards on July 30.

The courts ruled to extradite 42-year-old female terrorist of the DHKP-C, who had a warrant for her arrest, and was captured in Thessaloniki. Another member Ahmet Duzgun Yuksel, was captured in Athens with a fake Bulgarian identity.

Last Mod: 11 Nisan 2014, 16:13
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