Kurd facing extradition appears before Larnaca court
A Kurdish man facing extradition to Germany on terrorism charges used his time in a Larnaca court to spell out his grievances against Turkey.
Cerkez Korkmaz, who is facing prosecution in Germany on terrorism-related charges, appeared in court on Wednesday to answer to his charges. He was arrested in Cyprus on March 21 at Larnaca International Airport as he was attempting to board an international flight.
Cypriot authorities are seeking the extradition of the 60-year-old suspect based on an international arrest warrant issued by German authorities in connection with crimes committed in that country between 2013 and 2015.
Reports said the warrant described the suspect as a member of PKK, a leftist group formed in the late 1970's and subsequently placed on the terrorist list almost two decades ago.
But on Wednesday, the defendant did not mount his defence to argue...