Here is the prison life of Sezgin Baran Korkmaz

of the USA “tax evasion, forgery of documents, false statement” The details of Korkmaz’s prison life have been reached, while entering the final corner of the extradition process of SBK Holding’s boss, Sezgin Baran Korkmaz, whom he had arrested on June 19, 2021 in Austria and demanded 225 years in prison for crimes such as:

overturning the Wels Court’s decision and “There is no need to enter the merits in the US extradition application. The Ministry of Justice will make the decision regarding the file. Linz State Court, which made its decision, forwarded the file to the Ministry of Justice. Now, additional correspondence with the USA has begun.

Sezgin Baran Korkmaz, whose prison life in Austria will end soon, is almost playing chess between Turkey and the USA.


The court found Turkey’s extradition request lawful, but the last decision of the Linz Court abolished it and left the Austrian Ministry of Justice completely free.

Sezgin Baran Korkmaz, on the other hand, verbally “I can go to Turkey” Although he did say that, he never officially announced that he accepted it. So the situation still remains unclear. While the situation is expected to be clarified in two weeks, Turkey is trying to lobby the Ministry of Justice.


According to the news of Ali Gülen from Sözcü; Sezgin Baran Korkmaz also won the right to meet with the company headquarters in Luxembourg via Zoom twice a week. It turned out that Korkmaz was trying to manage his hotels and investments in Austria and various parts of Europe in this way.

There are also interesting developments in the place where Korkmaz was detained.

US Prosecutors, who had SBK arrested in Austria on charges of black money, forgery of official documents and fraud, applied to the Wels Chief Prosecutor’s Office twice and wanted to meet with Sezgin Baran Korkmaz. However, Kor and “At this stage, I will not meet with any US official” gave the answer.


Korkmaz, who has been detained in Wels for nearly a year, and 319 people applied to meet him. However, apart from his first degree relatives and lawyers, he agreed to meet with only 14 people. Their names are unknown, but they are thought to have some representatives from Turkey among them.


There are many Turkish detainees and convicts in Austria. Korkmaz also provides financial assistance to Turkish detainees and others in Wels as much as possible.

With the order of Sezgin Baran Korkmaz, two newspapers are delivered to the prison in Wels every day. It is noteworthy that both newspapers are Turkish newspapers published in Europe. Korkmaz reads newspapers and then shares them with other Turkish detainees.

According to the information we have obtained, Korkmaz created a mini-library in the prison and ordered 48 music CDs. The list allowed by the prosecutor’s office includes Turkish Folk Music and Turkish Pop music albums.

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