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    Greece's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday against the extradition of eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece following failed coup attempt in July, sources in the court room told Sputnik.

    ATHENS (Sputnik) — The court deemed that the soldiers, who flew to Greece by a helicopter on July 16 and asked for political asylum, cannot expect a fair trial in Turkey while their lives would be in danger if they returned to their home country.

    According to the court ruling, the Turkish servicemen were released from custody and have permission to travel freely within the Greek borders.

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