Turkey has threatened to break the deal for migrants in the case of non-extradition of runaway soldiers

Ankara has demanded from Athens to issue eight fugitive soldiers, promising in case of failure to cut a deal with Greece on migrants. On Friday, January 27, according to Reuters.

“We demand that the Greek authorities tried again to seek their extradition, — said the foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu. Is a political decision that Greece protects and shelters the conspirators. Let’s see what we can do. We signed the agreement on refugees and one of its parts was an agreement with Greece on mutual extradition of illegal migrants. We are considering the option to cancel this transaction”.

Cause of contention were the eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece after the failure of the coup on 15 July 2016. The Greek guards, they explained that fear for his life. The Supreme court of Greece, examined them, rejected the Turkish extradition of the conspirators.

7 March 2016 in Brussels between Turkey and the European Union reached an agreement according to which Ankara has pledged to take back all refugees entering into Greece in transit through Turkish territory. In return, Turkey was promised a visa-free regime with the EU countries, the acceleration of negotiations on integration with the European Union and the allocation of financial assistance to address the migration crisis.