Greek court rules against extradition of 3 Turkish soldiers

Turkish officers are escorted by Greek special police forces as they leave the Greek Supreme Court in Athens, after a hearing concerning a possible extradition of the officers over July's failed coup in Turkey, on January 23, 2017 in Athens. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINIS

A Greek court on Tuesday ruled against the extradition of three of eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece last July following a failed coup attempt in Turkey.

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

Turkey alleges that the soldiers were involved in efforts to overthrow the Turkish government and has demanded that they be sent back.

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