On Thursday, an Albanian court decided to extradite Faruk Fatih Ozer, the founder and CEO of the cryptocurrency trading platform, Thodex, to Turkey.
And the judge of the Elpsan Court of First Instance, Elis Dean, announced the acceptance of the request of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Elpsan to allow Ozer to be extradited to Turkey at the hearing that the latter did not attend.
Dean said: “As a result of this case, the court approves the request to extradite Turkish citizen Faruk Fatih Ozer from the Republic of Albania to the Republic of Turkey.”
He indicated that the decision could be appealed to the Durres County Court of Appeal within 15 days, starting tomorrow.
And at the end of last August, the Turkish Ministry of Interior announced the arrest of the wanted Fatih Ozer, founder of the “Thodex” platform, while he was in Albania, and the start of procedures for his return to Turkey.
The Turkish Public Prosecution Office opened an investigation on April 22, 2021, following a report that Thodex clients were unable to access their accounts on the platform, amid news that the company’s founder had fled abroad.
Investigations later showed that Ozer left the country on April 20, 2021, and on the 23rd of the same month, the Interpol agency issued a decision to prosecute him with a red notice.