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Turkey 'refuses to extradite Iraq fugitive VP'

Turkey will not extradite Iraq's fugitive Vice President Tareq Al Hashemi, who is being tried in absentia in Baghdad accused of running a death squad

  • AFP
  • Published: 17:20 May 9, 2012

Ankara: Turkey will not extradite Iraq's fugitive Vice President Tareq Al Hashemi, who is being tried in absentia in Baghdad accused of running a death squad, its deputy prime minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

"We will not extradite someone whom we have supported since the very beginning," Bekir Bozdag was quoted as saying by the Anatolia news agency, a day after Interpol issued an international Red Notice for Hashemi's arrest on suspicion of "guiding and financing terrorist attacks".

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