Turk of­fi­cers get more time

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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.

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