The government of Turkey has demanded from Greece an immediate release of the eight soldiers alleged to have taken part in the failed July 15 coup plot.
Image from the failed July 15 coup plot in Turkey.
The extradition goes in accordance with an extradition agreement between the two countries, and was sent from Turkish Justice Ministry to Greece authorities, according to a report from Daily Sabah.
All eight of the military officers — two commanders, four captains and two sergeants — requested asylum in Greece after landing a Sikorsky military helicopter in Alexandroupoli of northern Greece four days after the coup attempt.
A Greek court sentenced them to two months in jail for entering the country illegally.
The asylum case threatens to strain ties between the uneasy NATO allies, with Ankara labeling the eight “terrorists,” local Daily News reported.