Brazil detains FETO-linked man sought by Turkey

            By Omer Yetkin Acar</p>  <p>SAO PAULO, Brazil (AA) – A man who is wanted by Turkey has been in Brazilian custody since returning from the U.S. on April 5, local authorities said Friday.</p>  <p>Turkey has sought the extradition of Ali Sipahi due to his links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).</p>  <p>Brazil’s Supreme Court ordered Sipahi to be taken into custody on March 19, authorities said.</p>  <p>He was detained at Guarulhos Airport in Sao Paulo, according to a police report cited by local media.</p>  <p>His extradition is being evaluated by Brazil’s Supreme Court, and Supreme Court Justice Edson Fachin has ruled that his hearing will take place on May 3.</p>  <p>According to public information available on the Brazilian Ministry of Justice's website, Sipahi, who has been living in Brazil since 2007, became a Brazilian citizen on Oct. 13, 2016.</p>  <p>FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup attempt of July 15, 2016 which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.</p>  <p>*Writing by Jeyhun Aliyev</p>  <p>