World Bulletin / News Desk
A Greek court has ruled against deporting a known member of the Turkish far-left militant group DHKP-C who is accused of beind behind the assassination of businessman Ozdemir Sabanci.
Ismail Akkol, 41, who was hiding in Athens under tha name Cengiz Bayir, is wanted in Turkey to face criminal charges the gunning down of the popular businessman in 1996.
Akkol was arrested by Greek police along with fellow DHKP-C members Huseyin Fevzi Tekin, Murat Korkut and Bilgehan Karpat in February.
The court also rejected Turkey's request to extradite members Hasan Biber and Mehmet Yayla, who were arrested in an earlier operation while shipping weapons off a Greek island, despite an extradition agreement signed between Turkey and Greece in 1939.Last Mod: 02 Mayıs 2014, 12:24