Turkey requests deportation of 2 fugitive soldiers
Turkish authorities have sent official requests to Greece for the deportation of two Turkish soldiers.
The two men’s names are on Ankara’s list of commandos alleged to have been tasked with killing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the night of an attempted coup last July. The soldiers arrived in Greece after crossing the Evros River on February 15 and have since sought political asylum.
Sources said Ankara may submit another request seeking the two men’s extradition, as it did for eight Turkish officers who fled to Greece in July.