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Czech court releases Salih Muslim, preventing Turkey extradition

Al Jazeera

A court in Czech Republic has released Salih Muslim, a former Kurdish Syrian leader, despite Ankara's official request for him to be extradited, according to Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency.

Kurdish Syrian ex-leader Salih Muslim arrested in Prague

Al Jazeera

Salih Muslim, a prominent former leader of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, has been arrested in the Czech capital, according to Turkish security officials and the PYD.

Turkey requests extradition of Kurdish ex-leader Salih Muslim

Al Jazeera

Turkey has submitted a request to extradite a former Kurdish Syrian leader from the Czech Republic, with a file explaining the arguments for the request, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said.

Turkey lashes out at Czech court over Salih Muslim's release

Al Jazeera

Turkey has accused Czech authorities of "backing terrorism" after the release of a prominent Syrian Kurdish former leader, who said that he would cooperate with the court there during the judicial process.

Kurdish Leader Is Arrested in Prague at Turkey's Request

NYT > Middle East

A senior Kurdish official from Syria was detained in the Czech Republic on Sunday under an extradition request from Turkey, according to the Czech police and the official Anadolu News Agency in Turkey.