Soldiers who fled to Greece would have a fair trial in Turkey, ambassador says


Turkey's ambassador to Athens said on Tuesday that the Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in a military helicopter after the weekend coup attempt would have a fair and transparent trial back home.

Ambassador Kerim Uras was speaking to journalists.

The eight men, who have sought political asylum in Greece, landed in the city of Alexandroupolis on Saturday. They were arrested and charged with crossing into the country illegally.

Turkey has branded them “traitors” and asked Greece to extradite them. Their lawyers say the men fear for their lives in Turkey and do not want to be returned.