Greek court rules against Turkish soldiers' extradition

Greek Appeals Court decides against extradition of 3 alleged Turkish coup plotters seeking asylum

Greek court rules against Turkish soldiers' extradition

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Greek Appeals Court ruled Monday against the extradition of three of the eight alleged Turkish coup plotters seeking asylum in the country, according to the Ministry of Justice. 

A decision for the remaining five soldiers is expected on Tuesday, according to the Greek newspaper Naftemporiki. 

The eight men arrived in Greece on a highjacked Black Hawk helicopter, a few hours after the failed July 15 coup attempt left 248 martyred and more than 2,000 injured. 

All of them have requested asylum in Greece. Their primary requests were initially denied by a Greek court. 

The Turkish government has repeatedly requested the extradition of the eight alleged coup plotters, promising to provide fair trials.

The Greek Asylum Service was not immediately available for comment. 

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