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Turkey Asks for Immediate Extradition of 8 Turkish Army Officers Seeking Asylum in Greece

cavusogluTurkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday called for the immediate extradition of eight Turkish military officers who fled to Greece and sought asylum following the July 15 attempted coup.
The eight Turkish soldiers deny they participated in the coup and claim that their lives are in danger should they return to Turkey, where they are branded as traitors facing heavy charges. Hence their application for asylum in Greece.
On Monday, a Greek court ruled that three of the eight soldiers should not be extradited. On Tuesday, an appeals court decided that three others should be returned to Turkey. The case of the remaining two military officers has not been tried yet.
Cavusoglu spoke to state-run broadcaster TRT in Brussels, claiming that all eight men were coup plotters. “Our wish is the immediate extradition of these people to Turkey,” he said.

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