Greece Arrests Eight Turkey coup ‘plotters’Aboard Military Helicopter
A group of soldiers suspected to have been involved in the failed Turkey military coup have claimed asylum in Greece after flying into the country in a helicopter.Officers have arrested eight men aboard a Turkish black hawk military helicopter which landed in the northern city of Alexandroupolis at midday on Saturday, the country’s police ministry said.
The men, who are thought to be senior ranking officers, have requested political asylum.
Greek state television ERT said the men may have been involved in Turkey’s military uprising on Friday.
The Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has since posted on Twitter saying he has contacted Greece and asked the country to return the men.
But Greek government sources have indicated that the country will examine and consider the asylum requests of the soldiers before deciding whether or not they should be deported back to Turkey.