Turkey re­quests de­por­ta­tion of 2 fugi­tive sol­diers

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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.

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