Rul­ing on cus­tody for Turk­ish eight

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The eight Turk­ish­ser­vice­men wanted by Ankara in con­nec­tion with a failed 2016 coup should not be held in cus­tody in Greece fol­low­ing a third ex­tra­di­tion re­quest by Turkey’s gov­ern­ment, a pros­e­cu­tor in Athens has ruled.

The lat­est re­quest by Ankara for the men who es­caped to Greece in a he­li­copter to be re­turned to Turkey has yet to be heard by the Coun­cil of Ap­peals Court Judges, but ap­peals pros­e­cu­tor Gior­gos Voul­garis deemed that the eight should not be de­tained in the mean­time.

This will not lead to their im­me­di­ate re­lease, though, be­cause they are also be­ing held while their asy­lum ap­pli­ca­tions are re­viewed. The Coun­cil of State is due to hear the re­quest made by one of the eight of­fi­cers and its de­ci­sion will ap­ply to all of the group.

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