The Home Office is not cooperating with the Turkish authorities regarding their investigation into the duchess of York and her undercover filming at an Ankara orphanage.
But a spokesman for the Home Office told The Daily Telegraph that no assistance would be given to the Turkish authorities because the Duchess’s actions in exposing poor conditions at the orphanage did not constitute a crime in the UK.
Which is good for the duchess. However, Turkey would very much like to join the EU. If they were members of that august club, they would merely need to issue an arrest warrant, no?
This, then, would not apply:
“Under UK extradition law a judge must order the discharge of [an extradition request] if it is not an offence under UK law and in the country requesting extradition,” said the spokesman. “In this case there is no offence in UK law so there will be no extradition.”
Merely a knock on the door at 2am and twenty-two years inside a Turkish prison.