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Greece: Supreme Court set to rule on last Turkish officers facing extradition00:52

Greece: Supreme Court set to rule on last Turkish officers facing extradition

Greece, Athens
January 13, 2017 at 12:30 GMT -00:00 · Published

One of the eight Turkish officers who fled to Greece after alleged involvement in July's coup attempt arrived for a final hearing at the Supreme Court of Greece in Athens, Friday, as the court readies to rule on his appeal and three other officers over their potential extradition to Turkey.

The defendant is among eight members of the Turkish military who arrived in the northern city of Alexandroupoli, the day after a failed coup attempt.

The soldiers landed in Alexandroupoli in northern Greece by helicopter on July 17 and requested asylum from Greek authorities. Turkey issued a request for the Greek government to return the eight officers, which was relayed to the Justice Ministry. All eight deny taking part in the failed coup.

Athens originally accepted Turkey's extradition request for six of the eight officers while accepting the two others to be at risk if sent back to Turkey. All eight defendants have appealed.

Since the coup, many Turkish military officers have requested asylum in a number of NATO countries following Turkey's increased crackdown on individuals it considers to be a threat to Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan's government.

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One of the eight Turkish officers who fled to Greece after alleged involvement in July's coup attempt arrived for a final hearing at the Supreme Court of Greece in Athens, Friday, as the court readies to rule on his appeal and three other officers over their potential extradition to Turkey.

The defendant is among eight members of the Turkish military who arrived in the northern city of Alexandroupoli, the day after a failed coup attempt.

The soldiers landed in Alexandroupoli in northern Greece by helicopter on July 17 and requested asylum from Greek authorities. Turkey issued a request for the Greek government to return the eight officers, which was relayed to the Justice Ministry. All eight deny taking part in the failed coup.

Athens originally accepted Turkey's extradition request for six of the eight officers while accepting the two others to be at risk if sent back to Turkey. All eight defendants have appealed.

Since the coup, many Turkish military officers have requested asylum in a number of NATO countries following Turkey's increased crackdown on individuals it considers to be a threat to Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan's government.

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