Interpol has issued an international call for the arrest of Hashemi, one of Iraq's top Sunni Arab officials, on suspicion of guiding and financing terrorist attacks.
In response, a Turkish senior official said on 9 May that Turkey will not extradite Iraq's Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi.
Later, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said that Turkey will not extradite someone whom they have supported since the very beginning.
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