Ruling on custody for Turkish eight
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.