Ukraine has asked Turkey to extradite 90 people

Украина попросила Турцию выдать 90 человек

Sergey Knyazev during a trip to Istanbul

Kiev gave Ankara 23 people who are suspected of terrorism, 31 – in 36 fraud and smuggling.

Ukrainian law-enforcers handed over to security forces of Turkey data 23 people suspected of terrorism. In General, the Ukrainian side asked to give 90. Said this yesterday, the press service of the national police of Ukraine with reference to head of Department Sergey Knyazev, who visited Istanbul.

“From Turkey to us were sent 28 requests for wanted criminals of citizens of the Turkish Republic. We answered them all. In addition, we transferred 23 people who are suspected of terrorism, 31 – in 36 fraud and smuggling… Turkey gave us two citizens. Two people suspected of terrorism, we transferred to Turkey. Another man awaits extradition,” – said Knyazev.

The head of national police said that all the criminals handed over to the law enforcement authorities of both countries interacted via Interpol channels.

Last year, the media reported that Ukraine has given Turkey one of the leaders of the movement FETO opposition of the Turkish theologian Fethullah Gulen – Salih Zeki Yigit. He was charged of involvement in terrorist activities.

Then it was noted that Salih Zeki Yigit fled to Ukraine after the failure of the military coup in Turkey July 15, 2016.

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