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Supreme Court hearing for two of eight Turkish servicemen

TAGS: Justice, Diplomacy

Two of eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece after a failed July military coup in their country are appearing before Greece’s Supreme Court for a final ruling on Turkey’s extradition request.

Tuesday’s hearing is the first in Greece’s highest court for the eight helicopter crewmen, who are fighting extradition on grounds they will not face a fair trial in Turkey and that their lives would be endangered. They deny participation in the coup.

One of the two is appealing a lower court’s decision to grant Turkey's extradition request, while a prosecutor is appealing a court decision refusing extradition of the second man.

Supreme Court decisions are final.

[AP] 

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