The 1st of the 8 Turkish servicemen seeking asylum in Greece, released

The 1st of the 8 Turkish servicemen seeking asylum in Greece, released

One of the eight Turkish servicemen who had fled to Greece in 2016 after the failed coup in Turkey, in a military helicopter seeking asylum, was released from custody by the Greek authorities.

The freed Turk was the pilot, however, no more details of his identity have become public in order to be kept safe. As AP reported, the man “will be subject to strict restrictions on his movements pending a decision on his asylum application.”

The international news agency reads that “The case has soured relations between regional rivals Greece and Turkey. Greek courts have rejected Turkish demands for the eight men’s extradition to face charges of allegedly participating in the coup. Judges ruled that the eight would not get a fair trial in Turkey.”

The Turk was released on Thursday, April 26. Only days ago, Greece’s Supreme Court had ruled that the serviceman will be under constant police protection, at an undisclosed place and will have to present himself at a police station on a daily basis…. / IBNA

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