23 February 2020,   21:55
Turkey will release Lavasogli if Georgia does not want him back - Turkish media

Turkey will release Lavasogli (Mindia Goradze), if Georgia does not want him back. According to Turkish media, Lavasogli remains “unwanted” in his home country.

It has been 15 months since Lavasogli was arrested in Turkey but the deadline for his extradition to Georgia expires in February.

In June 2018, A Georgian court has sentenced Goradze to 12 years in prison over charges of “affiliation with the thieves world”, a name given to a network of criminal groups active in former Soviet republics.