Greek court rejects Turkey's extradition request for 2 coup soldiers

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 08.12.2016 16:00
Updated 08.12.2016 17:26
One of the coup plotters is transferred to a court hall in the City of Alexandroupolis, Northern Greece, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo)
One of the coup plotters is transferred to a court hall in the City of Alexandroupolis, Northern Greece, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo)

A Greek court rejected Turkey's extradition request on Thursday for two more pro-coup soldiers who fled the country following the failure of the coup attempt.

The court has rejected a total of five extradition requests for Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) soldiers.

Eight soldiers, including two commanders, four captains and two sergeants, had escaped to Greece on a Sikorsky helicopter and landed in Alexandroupolis (Dedeağaç) shortly after the July 15 coup attempt.

Ankara formally requested the extradition of the aforementioned FETÖ members behind the coup attempt from Greece. A Greek court had sentenced the eight men to a suspended two-month jail sentence for illegal entry into Greece.

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