(Hurriyet) - It has been announced by Turkish police that Saudi Arabian businessman Yasin El Kadi, of whom Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan BaС"bakan said last week "He has nothing to do with terrorism, he is a philanthropist. I trust him as much as I do myself" is forbidden from entering into Turkey, reports Trend.
El Kadi has been characterized by both the UN and the EU as a "global terrorist." Spokesman for the Turkish police headquarters, Ismail Caliskan, said that El Kadi, who is currently being searched for by the Interpol, is also wanted in Turkey, and is forbidden from crossing into the country from abroad. PM Erdogan had spoken briefly about El Kadi during an interview broadcast on NTV, saying he knew the Saudi businessman from his time as Istanbul Mayor.