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Czech Foreign Ministry rejects Ankara's accusations of supporting terrorism

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Czech Foreign Ministry says it rejects any accusations of supporting terrorism in response to Turkish officials' statements.

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It added that it didn't violate any international commitments by court decision to release former leader of Syria's Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) Saleh Muslim.

"If Turkey requests extradition of Muslim, Czech authorities will consider request according to law," Sputnik cited the Foreign Ministry as saying.

On Sunday, Muslim was detained in the Czech capital. The decision to arrest him was made by the Interpol's office in the Czech Republic on February 24 on the basis of Ankara's request. But later a Prague court has released him.

Turkey said a verdict by a Czech court was political and "a clear support for terrorism."

Turkish government spokesman Bekir Bozdag said the decision was against international law and would have negative impacts on Turkish-Czech relations and emphasized, that Turkey expects Czech officials to compensate for the "mistake" of releasing Muslim. He said Turkey would implement its legal rights on the issue.

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