Thursday, March 24, 2016
Turkey did not extradite El Bakraoui to Belgium they put him on plane to the Netherlands, informed Belgium a week later!
Turkey did not extradite El Bakraoui to Belgium they put him on plane to the Netherlands, informed Belgium a week later! (HLN)[GoogleTranslated].
Turkey did not inform our country on the return of Ibrahim El Bakraoui, the terrorist who blew up Tuesday at Zaventem airport. "But it informed us a week after the facts," said an anonymous source at the VRT.
Yesterday, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that Ibrahim El Bakraoui arrested in the summer of last year in Gaziantep, a Turkish city near the border with Syria. The man who was paroled in our country for robbery with Kalashnikovs, was sent back to the Netherlands at his own request.
Turkey warned then the embassies in Belgium and the Netherlands. The source confirms to the VRT that Belgium was informed, "but only a week after El Bakraoui had arrived in the Netherlands."
One of the conditions for El Bakraoui's parole was that he no longer than 30 days would stay abroad. That condition was thus violated.
July 2015: on July 14 - El Bakraoui is put on the plane . According to information from the federal prosecutor that happened towards the Netherlands and not towards Belgium, says Justice Minister Koen Geens.
Moreover, it was according to Geens "It is more than likely a rejection at the Syrian border." "It is certainly was no extradition."
Geens also stressed that El Bakraoui at that time was only known for banditry not for terrorism with the Belgian services. On other contacts between the Belgian, Dutch and Turkish authorities around El Bakraoui is still much uncertainty . At some point, the Belgian and Dutch embassies were informed by Ankara of the fact that El Bakraoui was put on the plane, but an exact date has not been confirmed yet. Read the full story here.