No plans to extradite Iraqi VP: Turkey
Turkey says it has no plans to send Iraq`s vice president, who is currently in Turkey, back to Iraq for prosecution.
Istanbul: Turkey says it has no plans to send Iraq`s vice president, who is currently in Turkey, back to Iraq for prosecution even after Interpol placed him on its most-wanted list.
Iraq has charged Tariq al-Hashemi with terrorism, accusing him of guiding and financing death squads that targeted government officials, security forces and Shiite pilgrims.
Al-Hashemi, a Sunni, says the charges are false and motivated by the political enmity of the Shiite-led leadership in Baghdad.
Turkey`s deputy prime minister, Bekir Bozdag, said today that al-Hashemi is in Turkey for medical treatment and that Turkey would not extradite someone to whom it has provided support.