By Sibel Morrow
ANKARA (AA) - The Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) is a threat not only for Turkey but for all of humanity, a Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday.
The comments by Hami Aksoy were in response to a question about the Brazil's denial to extradite to Turkey wanted FETO member Ali Sipahi.
“[FETO] continues to pose a threat to the security of Brazil as it does for all other countries where it operates,” Aksoy said in a statement.
He said Turkey put up a determined and sincere fight against all kinds of terrorism and expects the same approach from its allies and the international community.
"We expect the Brazilian Government to show the same sensitivity on this matter," Aksoy added.
"In that regard, the fight against FETO should be as important and prioritized for Brazil as it is for our country," Aksoy said and vowed to continue cooperating with Brazil to fight terrorism, particularly against FETO.
The Brazilian Supreme Court on Thursday denied the extradition of Sipahi, who has been living in Brazil for 12 years and became a Brazilian citizen on Oct. 13, 2016.
Turkey had sought Sipahi’s extradition because of his links to FETO.
He was detained at Guarulhos Airport in Sao Paulo in April, according to a police report cited by local media.
FETO and its U.S.-based leader, Fetullah Gulen, orchestrated a defeated coup attempt July 15, 2016 which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.