Greece rejects asylum claim of Turkish ‘coup’ officer | 2016-09-23 |

Greece rejects asylum claim of Turkish ‘coup’ officer

23 September, 2016 12:00 AM printer

ATHENS:  Greece has rejected the asylum claim of a Turkish military officer who fled after the failed coup of July 15, his lawyer said Thursday, vowing to appeal the decision, reports AFP.
Lawyer Stavroula Tomara, who represents eight Turkish officers overall, told AFP that an asylum committee on Wednesday had “rejected” the officer’s request and “frozen” those of two others.
A judicial source said this meant the court had ruled the two officers’ arguments against extradition inadmissible. The move came as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan—the target of the coup—in New York early on Thursday.