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Greek Supreme Court Rejects Extradition of 2 Asylum-Seeking Turkish Soldiers

The Supreme Court Criminal Division prosecutor suggested to reject the request of Turkish authorities to extradite two Turkish military officers who sought asylum in Greece after the failed coup attempt in Turkey last July. Six more military men who fled...

Justice Min Kontonis Says Government Not Trying to Influence Court Regarding Turkish Officers' Extradition

On Tuesday, Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis rejected claims by a citizens initiative that the government is trying to sway the Supreme Court to rule in favor of the extradition of the eight Turkish officers who entered Greece after the failed coup...

Greece's Supreme Court to Hand Down Ruling in Turkish Officers' Extradition Case Next Week

Sometime next week Greece's Supreme Court will hand down a decision in the case of the Turkish military officers seeking asylum after landing their aircraft in Greece following the failed military coup attempt in Turkey in July 2016. The eight officers...

Supreme Court Ruling on Turkish Officers' Extradition Expected Soon

During the immediate aftermath of the failed military coup in Turkey in July of this year, eight Turkish military officers landed their helicopter in Alexandroupoli. Now it is up to the Supreme Court of Greece to decide if the military...

Greek Prosecutor Says Former Statistics Chief Should Not Face Trial

Greek Prosecutor Ioannis Koutras said on Friday that there was no evidence to implicate Andreas Georgiou, the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) economist that later headed the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). Finding no proof that the official had tampered...

Tsipras Meets Top Greek Judges to Assure No Pay Cuts to Judicial Body

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday met with Greece's presidents of supreme courts and assured them that there will be no pay cuts to the judicial body. The meeting was attended by Vassiliki Thanou (Supreme Court President), Androniki Theotokatou (President...

Greek Justice Minister Urges to Start Postponed Siemens Cash-for-contracts Trial, While Top Judge Orders Investigation of Delay

According to a press release, Greek Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos is urging the courts to push ahead with the trial of Siemens cash-for-contracts trial case which has been indefinitely postponed. Paraskevopoulos is expected to meet with Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni...

Supreme Court Prosecutor Koutzamani: Independence, Prestige of Justice System Under Attack

On Thursday Surpeme Court prosecutor, Efterpi Koutzamani underscored that there are opposing factors to the best interest of the country's justice system. According to ekathimerini.com, the outspoken prosecutor relayed her concerns last Thursday in a written statement on her last day of...

Allegations Against Supreme Court Judge Bring Investigations

Supreme Court Deputy Public Prosecutor Efstathia Spyropoulou under secrecy is conducting a preliminary investigation into the complaint filed by president of MIG financial group Andreas Vgenopoulos against Supreme Court President Vassiliki Thanou. The investigation started a few hours after a...

Turkish Authorities Seeking to Sue Greek Air Force Pilot for Downing Turkish F-16 in 1996

An Ankara prosecutor on Tuesday sent a letter to Greece's Supreme Court Prosecutor asking for judicial assistance in bringing a compensation suit against a Hellenic Air Force pilot for felling a Turkish fighter jet. According to Turkish authorities, the...