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Turkey releases video showing 8 Turkish soldiers holding guns before fleeing to Greece

Most likely the Turkish Armed Forces have leaked to national media a video showing the 8 Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece on the day after the failed coup of July 2016. The footage shows three of the 8 soldiers holding guns. It was allegedly security cameras in the military …

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Turkey submits third extradition request for the 8 Turkish soldiers

Turkey has filed one more extradition request claiming it had new evidence about the involvement of the 8 Turkish soldiers in the failed coup of July 2016.  The file was was given to Greek officials during the visit of Turkish Deputy Justice Minister Bilal Ucar in Athens on Tuesday. “We …

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Greece grants political asylum to one of 8 Turkish officers who fled after the coup

Greece has granted political asylum to one of the eight Turkish officers who fled to Alexandroupolis with a Black Hawk helicopter one day after the failed coup in July 2016. The asylum was granted to the co-pilot of the helicopter. He was set free. In the reasoning of the decision, …

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Erdogan tells Tsipras in Beijing to extradite the 8 Turkish soldiers

For one hour and ten minutes, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a meeting in Beijing on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation organized by the Chinese government on Friday. The agenda of topics to be discussed was full: …

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Greek Court rejects second Turkish request for extradition of 8 soldiers

A Greek court has rejected a new Turkish extradition bid for three of eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece by helicopter after last year’s failed military coup in Turkey. Greece’s supreme court has already ruled that none of the eight men should be extradited as they wouldn’t get a …

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3 more Turkish commandos allegedly fled to Greece but went missing

Three more Turkish commandos have allegedly fled to Greece but went missing in the country they were supposed to seek asylum. According to a local lawyer, the three entered Greece together with the two commandos who sought asylum in Greece in February. However, once they entered the country, the group …

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Supreme Court rules: NO to extradition of 8 Turkish officers

Greece’s Supreme Court rejected the extradition of 8 Turkish officers. The court ruled after a request by Turkey that claimed they were involved in the failed coup of July 2016. In six cases the judges decided unanimously, in two according to majority. Two votes were apparently in favor of the …

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Supreme Court postpones final decision for 8 Turkish officers

Greece’s Supreme Court postponed for Thursday, January 26th the final decision on whether the eight Turkish officers should be extradited to Turkey or not. The government in Ankara had requested the extradition of the servicemen claiming they had active participation in he failed coup of July 2016. The decision was …

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Greek court rejects Turkey’s request for extradition of last 2 Turkish officers

A Greek court ruled on Thursday that the last two Turkish officers should not be extradited to Turkey. The Appeals Council accepted the suggestion of the prosecutor. Furthermore the court decided to lift the detention order for these two officers. For the remaining six Turkish officers, the Appeal Council had …

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Fate of 6 Turkish soldiers in danger, after Greek court to extradite 3 of them to Turkey

A legal overthrow for six out of eight Turkish soldiers, alleged coup plotters, who fled to Greece one day after the attempted coup in July 15th 2016. A Greek court has agreed on Tuesday to the extradition of three of Turkish servicemen from a group of eight who fled to …

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Greek court decides not to extradite 3 officers, alleged coup plotters, to Turkey

A Greek court decided on Monday not to extradite three alleged coup plotter soldiers, the verdict about the remaining five soldiers is expected in the next days, possibly tomorrow. The eight members of the Turkish Air Force had fled to Greece with a Black Hawk helicopter and landed in Alexandroupolis …

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UPD Samos: Alleged Turkish coup supporter fled to Greece per … Jet Ski

A Turkish citizen arrived to the island of Samos per jet ski. He was caught by men of the Greek Coast Guard who realized that the documents he had with him were forged. According to Proto Thema, the man – estimated to be approximately 40 years old – is considered …

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Greece: Asylum procedures for 8 Turkish officers will take up to 2-3 months

Greece began hearing the asylum claim Friday of the first of eight Turkish military officers who fled their country after the failed coup on July 15, the asylum service said, according to AFP. Captain Feridun Coban was driven to the headquarters of the asylum service in Athens in the early …

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