Turkey asks for coup suspects' extradition: Greece

A Turkish officer is escorted by Greek police to the courthouse of Alexandroupoli, on July 21, 2016, for the trial of eight Turkish military officers who fled to Greece after the failed coupTurkey has officially requested the extradition of eight military officers who fled the country after July’s failed coup, Greek officials said Thursday. The requests will be handed on Friday to state prosecutors for examination, the officers’ lawyer Stavroula Tomara told AFP. In late July, the court of Alexandroupoli sentenced the eight — who face a military trial in their homeland if sent back — to suspended two-month prison terms for illegal entry.

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