Greek Court Rules Against Extradition of Three Turkish Soldiers

ATHENS (Reuters) -
Two of the eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece and requested political asylum after a failed military coup against the government, are brought to prosecutor by two policemen in the northern Greek city of Alexandroupolis, Greece, July 17, 2016. (Reuters/Giannis Moisiadis/Intimenews)

A Greek court ruled on Tuesday against the extradition of three of eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece last July following a failed coup attempt against the Ankara government.

Greece’s top court blocked the extradition of all eight in January, angering Turkey which then issued a second extradition request.

Turkey alleges the men were involved in efforts to overthrow President Tayyip Erdogan and has demanded they be sent back.