Red notice to be issued for PKK's top senior officials
by Daily Sabah
ISTANBULAug 25, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Aug 25, 2015 12:00 am
Ankara's Chief Public Prosecutor's Office has issued an arrest warrant for the PKK's top 52 members, including Murat Karayılan, Cemil Bayık, Duran Kalkan, and it will apply to the Ministry of Justice to issue a red notice that will help claim the members.
The prosecutor's office had demanded that the police headquarters locate the PKK's top senior officials and the activities they are charged with through an official document in November 2011. The Ankara Criminal Court of Peace later issued an arrest warrant for the 52 terrorists.
German Interior Minister Thomas D. Maiziere will pay an official visit to his Turkish counterpart Sabahattin Öztürk on Thursday. It is expected that the deliverance of PKK terrorists in Europe will be on the meeting's agenda, along with members of other terrorist groups.
However, even with a red notice issued for those 52 individuals, there is reluctance from EU countries regarding the deliverance of PKK terrorists.
More than 600 terrorists have been arrested by various EU countries. Even though Turkey has requested the return of the terrorists, the answer has so far been negative. Germany alone rejected more than 300 requests coming from Ankara for the return of terrorists. The aforementioned terrorists have actively participated in terrorist activities linked with the PKK.