No to extradition of Turkish journalist, says Kontonis

In a decision issued by Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis, Turkish journalist Turgut Kaya will not be extradited from Greece to Turkey.

The Greek minister froze the extradition process ordered by a Greek court earlier this year. The Turkish journalist, aged 45, has been on a hunger strike since the start of June, in protest to the the court decision.

The Turkish government has issued an arrrest warant for him to serve a remaining prison sentence after he was found guilty of by a Turkish court for participating in an illegal organisation.

Source ANA-MPA
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