Turkey expects Greece to send back 'traitors'

The coup plotters who fled to Greece should not be given political asylum, says FM Mevlut Cavusoglu

Turkey expects Greece to send back 'traitors'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey expects Greece to send back eight fugitive "traitors" who fled following the July 15 failed coup, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday.

"The coup plotters are asking for political asylum. [But] they cannot be included under political asylum.

"What we expect from Greek authorities is that they cooperate [with Turkey] and send these traitors back," Cavusoglu said.

A Greek court on Thursday sentenced the eight Turkish soldiers to two months in prison for illegally entering the country, with the sentences suspended as their asylum requests are evaluated.

"Opponents of Turkey are trying to put pressure on Greek courts in the name of human rights groups. Decisions on this issue cannot be made under pressure. Everything is explicit," Cavusoglu added.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Temmuz 2016, 14:32