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Court rules against extradition of remaining Turkish soldiers

TAGS: Justice, Diplomacy, Turkey

A Greek court ruled on Thursday against the extradition of two of eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece last July following a failed coup attempt against the Ankara government.

The court has already rejected the extradition requests for six of the eight men.

Greece's top court blocked the extradition of all eight in January, angering Turkey which then issued a second extradition request.

Turkey alleges the men were involved in efforts to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and has demanded they be sent back.

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