The Ukrainian Bureau of Interpol confirmed information on the arrest this summer in Ukraine, a German citizen at the request of Turkey. This was reported by Deutsche Welle.
52-year-old Kemal K., has dual citizenship – Germany and Turkey – were detained in Ukraine in July 2017 in “red message” of the Interpol.
Ankara blames him in two murders. Germany had earlier refused to extradite K. Kemal of Turkey, since he had “serious doubts” in this case.
According to media reports, the man lives in Cologne, but married to a Ukrainian and is a frequent visitor to Ukraine in private Affairs. The decision to extradite a German citizen of Kiev should take until the end of November.
In Turkey, Kemal K. was associated with the local Communist party in 2007, fled to Germany, where he was for some months detained for “reasonable suspicion”, which was not confirmed. In 2016 he became a citizen of Germany.
As reported by Ukrainian lawyer Dmitry Morgun, who is a defender of Kemal K., his client is now in Ukraine at large.
According to Wink, according to the decision of Solomenskiy district court of Kiev on 26 July this year the court refused the Prosecutor’s office in the temporary arrest of Kemal K. the Prosecutor’s office demanded to arrest him for 40 days – until the receipt of a formal request from Turkey for his extradition. Since then he is on the loose in Ukraine, but cannot leave the country until the completion of extradition check, which is conducted by the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s office.
September 29, 2017 Spanish government refused to allow Turkey to extradite Turkish-Swedish reporter and writer Hamza Yalcin, who was arrested before that under Turkish order.