Asil Nadir Renounces British Citizenship in Order to Return to Turkey

Asil Nadir Renounces British Citizenship to Return to TurkeyAsil Nadir Renounces British Citizenship in Order to Return to Turkey

According to the Afrika newspaper (09.05.13) Asil Nadir, who is currently in Belmarsh Prison in the UK, by denouncing his British citizenship he has overcome another obstacle preventing his finishing his prison sentence in Turkey.

According to the Turkish Takvim newspaper, the Turkish Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin has Turkey’s Ambassador to London, Unal Cevikoz, to launch an initiative in order for Nadir to be leave Britain. To aid this, Nadir renounced his British citizenship and handed over his British passport and identity card. Apparently this was the only obstacle for Nadir’s returning to Turkey.

The Turkish Consul in London then met with Nadir in prison and during the meeting Nadir told the Consul that he would like to spend the rest of his sentence in Istanbul. Turkey’s request is currently before the British Minister of Justice.

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