A Czech court ordered the release of a former leader of a Syrian Kurdish party detained by authorities in Prague despite Turkey's request for his extradition. Salih Muslim, former co-chair of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), was detained in the Czech capital on Saturday, based on a Turkish request for his arrest. Turkey considers the PYD a "terrorist group" which is linked to Kurdish insurgents known as the YPG fighting within Turkey's borders. Turkey's Justice Minister said on Tuesday that he expects Czech authorities to compensate for the "mistake" of releasing Muslim.

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