Turkish justice minister calls on Greek government to ignore top court decision on extradition request

Greece should ignore the Supreme Court’s decision and deliver the Turkish soldiers to Turkey, the country’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said in a series of tweets posted on his account on Friday.

“Greece’s rejection of Turkey’s extradition request for the eight putschists is an unfair and political decision. That fact that the decision was taken by the Justice does not change reality. The unfair and wrong decision taken by Greece’s judicial authorities has no legal basis. This decision by Greece caused significant problems to Greek-Turkish relations, which will be difficult to restore and time-consuming. I call on Greece once again to back away from this decision and extradite the putschists to Turkey,” he said.