Baghdad (Alforat TV): Turkish government granted Tareq al-Hashemi, who lives in Istanbul, permanent residence in Turkey.
Turks News channel quoted on Tue, July 31, on the Turkish Interior Minister Driss Naim Shaheen as saying “ Turkey decided to grant permanent residence to Tariq al-Hashemi”, and by this decision , Turkey underlines its refusal to hand over al-Hashemi to the Iraqi authorities for trial on terrorism-related charges.

Al-Hashemi and his aides are facing terror charges as involvement in bombing acts and assassinations of Iraqi officials, as he is tried in absentia in Baghdad.

The international police have issued arrest warrant against him to bring him to Iraq for trial on the terror charges, but the Turkish authorities showed no concerned to implement the memorandum against al-Hashimi, who lives in Istanbul with his family from months