"Eight suspects boarded a Skorsky S 70 Black Hawk model helicopter belonging to the Samandıra Air Base and landed in a region near Riva of [Istanbul’s] Beykoz district. The suspects, who made phone calls for a while there, took off again on July 16 at 10:40 a.m. and landed in Greece… It was determined that the device which is a part of a transponder and also publishes MOD C altitude information had been removed and all military codes and flight information records of the helicopter had been deleted after landing at the Dedeagac [Alexandroupoli] region [in Greece], according to information obtained from command personnel as a result of examinations," the requisition reads, as cited by the Hurriyet Daily.
According to the requisition, which the Turkish Justice Ministry should send to the Greek authorities, the eight men are accused of violating the constitution with force and violence, attempted assassination of the president, crimes against the legislative body and the government and robbery, and are facing jail terms ranging from five years to life sentences for those crimes.
Last month, the asylum interview dates for the eight Turkish servicemen in Greece were postponed until August 19, 23, 24 and 25. They are facing charges in Greece over illegal entry to the country.