The Turkish judiciary will not extradite the right-wing conspiracy ideologist Attila Hildmann to Germany. This was announced by the Berlin Attorney General's Office on Thursday to the DPA news agency. The Federal Office of Justice had previously informed the Public Prosecutor's Office about the relevant decision by the Turkish authorities.
The Turkish embassy reported that the reason for this was Hildmann's Turkish citizenship, which stands in the way of extradition. The Berlin public prosecutor's office has stated in the past that it has no knowledge of the Turkish nationality of the suspect.
The German authorities are investigating the former TV chef on suspicion of public incitement to commit crimes, incitement to hatred and resistance to law enforcement officials. The 41-year-old had made a name for himself with conspiracy video, anti-Semitic and inflammatory statements, especially during the protests against the corona containment policy. He escaped the execution of an international arrest warrant.
Two judicial employees had previously leaked information about the arrest warrant to him and were released, as the Berlin public prosecutor announced last Monday. The 33 and 35-year-old women also received penal orders of 3,500 and 2,700 euros that were not yet final.
Last year, after months of research, stern Hildmann was tracked down in Turkey, and efforts by the German authorities to extradite him then picked up speed.
Editor's Note: This article has been updated since it was first published.
Source: DPA news agency