Turk officers get more time
Eight Turkish military officers who fled to Greece on a helicopter following a failed coup and are seeking asylum in Greece were given more time to prepare their arguments yesterday.
Greece’s Asylum Service granted the officers a postponement until August 19. They landed a helicopter at Alexandroupoli in northern Greece on July 16 after an attempted coup in Turkey. Last week they got twomonth suspended prison terms after being found guilty of illegal entry. They remain in custody, awaiting the outcome of their asylum claims. Two of the eight Turkish military officers who fled to Greece in a helicopter after a failed military coup in Turkey, are escorted by Greek police officers after the postponement of their interviews at the Asylum Service in Athens yesterday.