Greece refuses to extradite Turkish soldiers

Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece being brought to court by police (Reuters/Vasilis Ververidis/Eurokinissi)

Greece’s Supreme Court has ruled against the extradition of eight Turkish soldiers Ankara accuses of involvement in last July’s coup attempt.

The eight men, who deny involvement in the coup attempt, fled to Greece in a helicopter.

Ankara is adamant the soldiers participated in the failed putsch and has labelled them traitors.

Giving his verdict, Judge Giorgos Sakkas, said the men were unlikely to receive a fair trial in Turkey. The court’s decision is final and cannot be appealed against.