Greek court again refused to allow Turkey to extradite military

The Greek court dismissed the Turkish authorities in the extradition of eight of the military who had fled the country after the coup attempt on 15 July 2016. About it reports Reuters.

A similar decision was rendered by the Supreme court of Greece in January of this year, however, Ankara turned to Athens with a repeated request for the extradition of fugitives.

16 July last year, military in the Black Hawk helicopter took off from Turkey and landed in the vicinity of the Greek city of Alexandroupolis. They requested political asylum, stating that at home they face death. Ankara has demanded their return. Athens gave Ankara a helicopter and promised to deal with the situation.

July 15, 2016, in Turkey there was a military rebellion, which was subsequently suppressed by the authorities. In the course of the failed coup killed more than 230 people, more than 2.1 thousand were injured. Tens of thousands of Turkish citizens were detained or arrested on suspicion of involvement in the rebellion.