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    A Turkish special forces policeman stands guard in front the damaged building of the police headquarters which was attacked by the Turkish warplanes during the failed military coup last Friday, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    Greek Top Court Prosecutor Warns Against Extradition of Two Turkish Officers

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    A prosecutor urged Greece’s Supreme Court on Wednesday not to extradite two Turkish officers who are wanted in Turkey on accusations of being involved in the failed July coup.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Eight officers flew into Alexandroupoli a day after the coup on a stolen military helicopter and requested asylum. Turkey accused them of trying to depose the president and dissolve the constitution.

    A Greek court endorsed extradition requests for six of the eight officers and ruled that the remaining two could stay as they would not receive a fair trial in Turkey.

    The six Turkish servicemen appealed, which lead to a wholesale revision by the Supreme Court. Hearings opened on Tuesday in two cases.

    The court looked into two more cases on Wednesday, with four others due to be heard this Friday, the Kathimerini newspaper said. The prosecutor reportedly argued that the two officers in question today should not be extradited, citing the risk of torture and an unfair treatment.

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