Athens court to hear latest Turkish extradition petition for 3 of 8 servicemen who fled to Greece

20 April 2017
104 Views

An appellate council in Athens will convene on April 25 to consider a new extradition request by Turkish authorities for three out of the eight Turkish military officers and NCOs that flew to northeast Greece aboard an army helicopter last July, in the wake of a failed coup attempt in the neighboring country.

A court date has not been set for the remaining Turkish nationals.

Ankara’s latest official request was conveyed on Jan. 30, 2017, four days after a majority ruling by Greece supreme court rejected the extradition request by Turkish authorities. The eight men remain in detention at an Athens-area police precinct until their request for political asylum is examined.

The charges listed in the latest request include attempted murder of Turkey’s head of state (Recep Tayyip Erdogan), attempted abrogation of the Turkish republic, Turkey’s constitutional order and the Turkish grand assembly, as well as damage to state property, among others.

You may be interested

Breaking news: 4.9 magnitude earthquake strikes near Santorini
GREECE
shares86 views
GREECE
shares86 views

Breaking news: 4.9 magnitude earthquake strikes near Santorini

makis - Aug 16, 2017

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake has hit the area between the islands of Milos, Amorgos and Santorini. The tremor occurred at…

Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcement on the participation of FYROM’s Consul General in Toronto in an irredentist event
POLITICS
shares77 views
POLITICS
shares77 views

Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcement on the participation of FYROM’s Consul General in Toronto in an irredentist event

makis - Aug 16, 2017

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued the following Press Release. We condemn the participation of fYROM’s Consul General in…

Pavlopoulos: We are grateful to those that are giving a huge battle to protect the people & the environment
POLITICS
shares101 views
POLITICS
shares101 views

Pavlopoulos: We are grateful to those that are giving a huge battle to protect the people & the environment

makis - Aug 16, 2017

“The Greeks honour today the great feast of the Dormition of Virgin Mary, that always protects the Greek people’s struggles…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.