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II- LEGAL GROUNDS FOR EXTRADITION :
a- Multilateral Conventions

Turkey is a party to the European Convention on Extradition (ECE) and to the 2nd Annex of the said Convention’s Protocole. The Convention also contains additional protocoles of Annexes 2,3 and 4. Those have not been ratified by Turkey yet. The Extradition transactions between Turkey and other 33 party states are carried out according to this Convention.

Because ECE is one of the conventions of the European Council, almost all European countries are party to it. On the other hand, non-European countries like Azerbaijan and Armenia are also parties to it.

USA is not a party to it but there is a mutual agreement of extradition between Turkey and the USA.

You can access to the following related content through those links :

European Convention on Extradition (ECE)
Reservations to ECE
Explanatory Report for ECE
Reservations to Annex 2 Protocole

b- Mutual Treaties

Extradition transactions between Turkey and countries that are not a party to ECE, are conducted according to mutual treaties. You can access to those textes from the following links:

The United States of America
Albania
Algeria
China
Morocco
Georgia
India
Iraq
Iran
Kazakhstan
Kirghizistan
Kuwaiti
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Lebanon
Macedonia
Egypt
Mongolia
Moldova
Uzbekistan
Pakistan
Rumania
Syria
Tajikistan
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Jordan
Oman

c- Law

Since we do to have a special law regulating extradition, such procedures are acrried out according to the 18th Article of our Criminal Code and other various legal regulations.

This 18th Article of the Criminal Code is regulating the extradition requests made by other states from Turkey.   For the requests made by Turkey from other states, this law is not implemented, instead, the multilateral or mutual conventions are implemented.

d- Circular

Main principles of extradition are designated in the Circular of our Ministry  “Important Points Regarding Extradition and Transfer of Sentenced Persons” dating 16.11.2011 and with the number 69/4.

   
***Click the links below to access other parts…
   
I-
GENERAL INFORMATION
   
III-
PREPARATION OF EXTRADITION DOCUMENTS FOR THE REQUESTS FROM TURKEY TO OTHER COUNTRIES
   
IV- GUARANTEEING THE RETRIAL
   
V-
TRYING A EXTRADITED PERSON FROM THE CRIMES THAT ARE NOT THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THE EXTRADITION OR EXECUTION OF SUCH JUDGMENTS
   
VI- EXTRADITION REQUESTS FROM FOREIGN STATES
   
 
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