Turkey issues new warrants for 8 fugitive coup soldiers

Public Prosecutor of Istanbul issues warrants hours after Greek apex court says will not allow fugitives to be extradited

Turkey issues new warrants for 8 fugitive coup soldiers

World Bulletin / News Desk

 A court in Istanbul has issued arrest warrants in absentia for eight fugitive Turkish soldiers who escaped to Greece after the July 2016 defeated coup, according to a judicial source.

The Public Prosecutor of Istanbul, which is carrying out an investigation into the defeated attempt, demanded the arrest of the fugitive Turkish soldiers on Thursday.

The court also ruled to ask the Justice Ministry to request an Interpol red notice for those fugitive soldiers.

Earlier on Thursday, Greek Supreme Court announced Greece will not extradite any of the eight fugitive Turkish soldiers.

The eight soldiers -- Maj. Ahmet Guzel, Maj. Gencay Boyuk, Capt. Feridun Coban, Sgt. Mesut Firat, Capt. Abdullah Yetik, Capt. Ugur Ucan, Capt. Suleyman Ozkaynakci and Sgt. Bilal Kurugul -- fled Turkey a few hours after the defeated coup attempt of July 2016 which left at least 248 people martyred and more than 2,000 injured.

They arrived in Greece on a stolen Black Hawk helicopter and immediately requested asylum.

Turkey has repeatedly demanded the extradition of all eight men.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Ocak 2017, 19:36