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Turkey: Extradition

Volume 703: debated on Monday 30 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether there is an extradition treaty between the United Kingdom and Turkey which would allow United Kingdom citizens who may be involved in property fraud in Turkey to be returned to that country. [HL4373]

The UK and Turkey are both party to the 1957 Council of Europe Convention on Extradition (ECE) and Turkey has been designated as an extradition partner under Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003. The ECE defines an extradition offence as one punishable under the laws of both the requesting and requested state by a maximum period of at least one year's deprivation of liberty, or by a more severe penalty.