Russian embassy in Turkey is trying to speed up student Karaulova's deportation to Russia

June 8, 2015 Interfax, Interfax
The Russian embassy in Turkey has no information on the date of the deportation to Russia of Moscow State University student Varvara Karaulova, 19, Igor Mityakov, press officer at the Russian diplomatic mission in Ankara, told Interfax in a phone conversation on June 8.

The Russian embassy in Turkey has no information on the date of the deportation to Russia of Moscow State University student Varvara Karaulova, 19, Igor Mityakov, press officer at the Russian diplomatic mission in Ankara, told Interfax in a phone conversation on June 8.

"There is currently no precise information. I would not predict any specific dates, we are trying to speed up the procedure," he said.

Mityakov said Turkish law enforcement agencies need to complete some procedures to deport the student to Russia.

Mityakov said the embassy has sent a number of requests to Turkey.

"We are in constant contact with the Turkish authorities and we are also trying to organize a meeting between the Russian consul and Varvara Karaulova and the other 13 Russians who were detained with her. We also maintain contact with the girl's father," the press officer said.

Alexander Karabanov, a lawyer for the Karaulova family, earlier said the girl may be deported at the beginning of this week. She is currently at the Turkish National Migration Agency.

Karaulova, a philosophy student at Moscow State University, who allegedly planned to join the terrorist organization Islamic State, was detained in Turkey while trying to cross the Syrian border thanks to interaction between Interpol and the Turkish authorities.

The girl went missing on May 27 after she went to university, but failed to show up for classes.

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