Turkish coup suspects in Greece win asylum case delay

A policeman escorts a Turkish military officer who fled to Greece by helicopter after a failed coup, in Alexandroupoli, on July 21, 201Eight Turkish military officers who fled the failed coup to Greece have been given more time to press their asylum claims, their lawyer said on Wednesday. Vassilis Terzidis told AFP that the men “fear for their lives” if they are returned to Turkey, where the authorities have been waging a massive crackdown against suspects in the July 15 military coup bid. “Given the very volatile situation in Turkey the eight soldiers wish to wait and better prepare (their case),” he said.

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