Turkish Justice Minister Cemil Cicek said on Tuesday that Turkey expected Belgium's Bruges Criminal Court to make an extradition decision on a terrorist to Turkey.
While meeting with members of the Association of Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen (TUSIAD) in Istanbul, Cicek said, " I hope that the decision (of Belgium's Bruges Criminal Court) will meet our expectations. If it does not, we will resort to other choices brought by international law."
Cicek indicated that the international community should have full determination to fight terrorism, adding, "Those who are considered terrorists by us (Turkey) are not regarded as terrorists by some other countries. Because there is no parallelism or unity on the definition of terrorism. Agreements on extradition of criminals don't function well."
Belgium's Bruges Criminal Court will announce later on Tuesday its decision on Fehriye Erdal, member of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C), and another 10 members of the organization regarding the crimes they committed in Belgium.
Turkey accuses Erdal of assassinating the prominent Turkish businessman Ozdemir Sabanci in 1996.