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Greece rejects Ankara’s third extradition request for 8 Turkish soldiers

With an unanimous decision, the Appeal Council in Athens rejected the extradition of the 8 Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece a day after the failed coup in July 2016. It was the third extradition request Turkey had submitted to Greek authorities. the judges in the Appeals Council accepted the …

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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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Turkish FM warns of rift in relations with Greece after court rejects extradition of 8 Turkish soldiers

Turkeish Foreign Ministry warns of rift in relations with Greece after a Greek court rejected also Ankara’s second request for the extradition of eight soldiers, who fled to the neighboring country after the failed coup of July 2016. Challenging the court decision, Ankara claims that the decision of the Greek …

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Greek court blocks Ankara’s new extradition request for 3 Turkish soldiers soldiers

A Greek court on Wednesday blocked a second request by Turkey for the extradition of Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in July after a failed coup attempt, court officials said, potentially increasing tensions between the traditional foes. The ruling applied to three of eight soldiers who fled. Extradition of …

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Body of Turkish soldier found in Evros river, he was trying to flee Turkey purge

The body of a Turkish soldier was found in Evros river, the natural border between Greece and Turkey. He was missing for 78 days, after he attempted to illegally cross into Greece through the Evros [Turkish: Maritsa] together with his family. He was a computer engineer at the Missile Base …

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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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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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Asylum procedure for 8 Turkish officers postponed until August 19the

The eight Turkish officers who fled to Greece after the coup attempt in Turkey were taken to Asylum authorities in Athens on Wednesday morning. The asylum procedure was scheduled to be launched today with individual interviews of the officers who applied for asylum fearing for their lives should they be …

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UPD Turkey threatens Athens, claims Greece should not have given landing permission to helicopter with alleged coup-plotters

Ankara escalates pressure on Athens to have the 8 military personnel that fled Turkey with an helicopter extradited. In an unprecedented move, Turkey’s ambassador to the Greek capital, Kerim Uras, threatened that “bilateral relations would be damaged if Greece does not extradite the 8 Turkish military personnel.” In order to …

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