Turkey calls for Germany to extradite those with alleged coup links

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday Germany should extradite people who are seeking asylum there and have suspected links to last July’s attempted coup in Turkey.

“Those who seek asylum to escape Turkey and have been mixed up in the coup should be extradited,” Cavusoglu told a news conference in Ankara with his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Dominic Evans