Cyprus arrests Turkish Kurd terror suspect wanted by Germany

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus' government spokesman says authorities have arrested a Turkish Kurd against whom Germany has launched criminal proceedings for "terrorist activities."

Prodromos Prodromou said in a written statement Saturday that the individual had been recognized by Cyprus as a political refugee and had been granted Cypriot travel documents. He said the person was detained on the strength of a European arrest warrant.

Prodromou said a court on Saturday ordered the suspect detained.

He said the suspect, whose identity was not released, will remain in custody until a court rules whether to extradite him to Germany within 60 days of his arrest.

People also read these

Alpine skiing: Hirscher wins his first giant...

Feb 17, 2017

US-ALPINE-WORLD-MEN:Alpine skiing: Hirscher wins his first giant slalom gold

Leader of Germany's far-right party meets Putin...

Feb 21, 2017

US-GERMANY-ELECTION-AFD:Leader of Germany's far-right party meets Putin allies in Moscow

Austrian court backs extradition of Ukraine...

Feb 21, 2017

US-UKRAINE-FIRTASH:Austrian court backs extradition of Ukraine businessman Firtash to U.S.

Iran's enriched uranium stock halves after...

Feb 24, 2017

US-IRAN-NUCLEAR:Iran's enriched uranium stock halves after flirting with limit: IAEA

Austria's foreign minister suggests halving...

Mar 1, 2017

US-EUROPE-AUSTRIA:Austria's foreign minister suggests halving number of EU commissioners

Sign up now!

About Us

The Market Noise is the first place to look when you need financial and economic insights. We deliver the most accurate news in the business and marketing world to you.

Latest News