Turkey again requests legal assistance against Tampere man that insulted Erdoğan, yle.fi

Turkey is again trying to hold a dual citizen of Turkey and Finland residing in Tampere responsible for insulting its president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The latest request for mutual legal assistance arrived at the Finnish Ministry of Justice shortly after Erdoğan began publicly setting out the conditions for his country to support Finland’s membership of Nato. Turkey has previously requested the extradition of the Tampere man once before, but the Ministry of Justice denied the request in 2021. The request for mutual legal assistance is dated 23 May in Turkey.

The man is accused by Turkey of posting derogatory pictures of the President and derogatory comments about him on Facebook, according to the prosecutor. The man from Tampere has repeatedly denied the crime. Läs artikel