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Extradition requests made by Turkey between 2013-2016: FOI release

Published: 25 Sep 2017

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02024
Date received: 4 September 2017
Date responded: 21 September 2017

Information requested

How many extradition requests were made by Turkey between 2013 to 2016 and how many were carried out.

Response

The answer to your question is that the Scottish Government has dealt with one request from Turkey between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2016. The Scottish Government does not have information about all requests from Turkey to the UK and would not have any information even about requests relating to Scotland, where the Scottish Ministers' certification was not, for any reason, sought.

Extradition is a reserved matter. Between the UK and Turkey it is governed by the 1957 Convention on Extradition, whose Article 12(1) states that any extradition request 'shall be in writing and shall be communicated through the diplomatic channel'. This is a matter for the UK Government. For further information we believe you would be best to approach the Home Office, which handles extradition for the UK Government. You may contact them at foirequests@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
25 Sep 2017
Extradition requests made by Turkey between 2013-2016: FOI release