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Secret Documents Reveal Turkey Planned Operation to Capture Officers Who Fled to Greece

Secret documents obtained by a research group show that the Turkish military had prepared to force back home eight officers who fled to Greece in the aftermath of the failed 2016 coup in Turkey. The Nordic Research Monitoring Network published...

Turkey's Erdogan Asks Greek PM to Repatriate Eight Turkish Soldiers

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Greece on Tuesday to cooperate in the repatriation of eight soldiers who fled to Greece following a 2016 coup attempt. Erdogan made the remarks in a joint news conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

Turkey Places Officers Granted Asylum on "Wanted" List

The Turkish Interior Ministry on Tuesday included the eight servicemen who fled to Greece the day after the 2016 uprising to their list of "wanted" suspects. The move is seen as highly provocative, especially as it coincides with the official...

Turkish Minister in Athens: Greece Should Give Up Coup Suspects

A Turkish delegation in Athens on Tuesday repeated demands for the extradition of the eight former Turkish servicemen suspected of taking part in the country's 2016 coup attempt. Deputy Justice Minister Bilal Ucar reiterated Ankara’s call for the men to...

Greek Court Orders Turkish Pilot to Remain in Custody

An Athens court on Tuesday upheld a decision to return former Turkish military pilot Suleyman Ozkaynakci into police custody. Ozkaynakci was the co-pilot of a military helicopter used by eight Turkish servicemen to flee the country and seek asylum in...

Ruling on Government Appeal Against Turkish Officer's Asylum Postponed for Next Week

An Administrative Court of Appeal in Athens discussing on Friday the government's request to temporary cancel the asylum granted to one Turkish serviceman by an independent asylum committee late last year, will announce its decision next week. The man was...

Turkey Still Awaits Greece's Decision for the Extradition of Eight Turkish Officers, Ambassador Cevik Says

In a briefing on Friday for the first anniversary of the failed coup of July 15, 2016 in Turkey, the Turkish Ambassador in Athens Yaşar Halit Çevik said Ankara still expected Greek authorities to extradite the eight Turkish officers...

Ankara's Second Extradition Request for Turkish Officials Denied by Greece's Supreme Court

The European Association of Judges (EAJ) has expressed its firm support for Greek judges who ruled against a request from Ankara for the extradition of eight Turkish military officials. “Any attempt to undermine the independence of the Greek judiciary but...

Government Categorically Denies Turkish Officers are Held by Greek Intelligence Agency

Government sources categorically denied on Friday reports on a private television channel that the two Turkish officers who entered Greece and handed themselves in to the authorities on February 15 are being held at the headquarters of Greece’s National...

Defense Min Kammenos: Turkey Lacks Composure

The Greek justice will decide on the two Turkish military officers based on laws and international treaties, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos on Friday said in an interview with ANT1 TV. Referring to Turkish provocations, he said that Turkey lacks...