Kremlin cannot say if Russia will request Turkey to extradite Celik

Kremlin has so far left unanswered the question whether Russia will request Turkey to extradite the recently detained Alparslan Celik who had previously confessed to the murder of Russia’s pilot.

Kremlin has so far left unanswered the question whether Russia will request Turkey to extradite the recently detained Alparslan Celik who had previously confessed to the murder of Russia’s pilot.

"I cannot say so far from the legal viewpoint of our relations with Turkey if we have this right (to request extradition) or not," Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday.

"Certainly, we are closely watching the actions of Turkey’s investigation bodies, Turkish courts, in addition to the already filed charges, whether this person will be charged for the actions for which he has claimed responsibility," Peskov said.

"We are watching this closely," he said.

First published by TASS.

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