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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Readout of Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Meeting with Turkish Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdağ

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Turkish Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdağ met today to discuss law enforcement and counterterrorism cooperation between the United States and Turkey, including cooperation on extradition.  In particular, the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice discussed that, pursuant to the U.S./Turkey Extradition Treaty, in both countries extraditions are subject to the judicial process, and accordingly must meet the evidentiary standards of the requested country.  The Attorney General and the Minister of Justice both pledged that their departments will continue their ongoing close and full cooperation.  

Press Release Number: 
16-1255
Updated October 27, 2016