The Greek supreme court decided against the extradition of the 8 turkish soldiers that were accused as coup participants by Turkey. Now all that remains to be seen is Turkey’s reaction to that decision. Vasilis Chronopoulos
The eight men fled in a helicopter to Greece after the coup attempt but say they were not involved.
Turkey has demanded they return to stand trial. The soldiers say their lives would be in danger.
The case has presented a diplomatic dilemma for Greece.
Senior prosecutors had argued against agreeing to extradition on human rights grounds. The court’s decision is final and cannot be appealed against.
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