Turkey reiterates extradition request for eight servicemen

TAGS: Politics, Diplomacy, Justice

Turkey’s deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag has reiterated Ankara’s request that Athens extradite eight servicemen who fled their country after the failed coup of 2016.

Speaking to reporters after a Cabinet meeting on Monday, Bozdag said that Turkey expected their extradition “as soon as possible,” according to a report by the state-run Anadolu agency.

The request came as the Greek state won a temporary injunction suspending the asylum status granted to one of the eight soldiers.