Greek court blocks extradition of Turkey coup suspects

Greek court blocks extradition of Turkey coup suspects

Greece's Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the extradition of eight Turkish military officers sought by Ankara over July's failed cou, a justice source said, Al Jazeera reports.

In addition, the court ordered that the officers - two commanders, four captains and two sergeants - be released from police custody.

The judges' ruling conforms with the arguments of prosecutors who last week said the officers would not receive a fair trial in Turkey.

The eight had landed a helicopter in the northern Greek city of Alexandroupolis in July, a day after the botched coup.

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