29-11-2021 11:46 PM Jerusalem Timing

Turkey Asks for Coup Suspects’ Extradition: Greece

Turkey Asks for Coup Suspects’ Extradition: Greece

Turkey has officially requested the extradition of eight military officers who fled the country after July’s failed coup, Greek officials said Thursday.

Turkey CoupTurkey has officially requested the extradition of eight military officers who fled the country after July's failed coup, Greek officials said Thursday.

"The demand was received yesterday and sent to the justice ministry," a diplomatic source told AFP.

The requests will be handed on Friday to state prosecutors for examination, the officers' lawyer Stavroula Tomara told AFP.

The eight men -- two commanders, four captains and two sergeants -- requested asylum in Greece after landing a military helicopter in the northern city of Alexandroupoli four days after the attempted government takeover on July 15.