Greece moves Turks seeking asylum further inland

Greece moves Turks seeking asylum further inland

Authorities in northern Greece say eight Turkish military officers seeking asylum here after Turkey’s failed coup attempt have been moved to a different police detention site for security reasons.

The officers flew to neighboring Greece in a military helicopter in the wake of Friday's deadly coup attempt, triggering demands for their return from Ankara.

On Wednesday, the eight were moved from a police station near the border town of Alexandroupoli to the northern city of Kavala, 190 kilometers (120 miles) further inland. Members of Greece’s small Turkish-speaking minority jeered at the officers when they appeared in court this week in Alexandroupoli and police intervened to hold the crowd back.

They are due appear in court again Thursday. The helicopter has already been returned to Turkey.


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