BREAKING: Turkey coup ‘plotters’ claim asylum in Greece after flying in by helicopter

The weapons of soldiers who surrendered in the coupGETTY

HornDiplomat-A GROUP of soldiers suspected to have been involved in the failed Turkey military coup have claimed asylum in Greece after flying into the country in a helicopter.

A number of soldiers thought to be involved in the coup have requested asylum in Greece
Officers have arrested eight men aboard a Turkish military helicopter which landed in the northern city of Alexandroupolis at midday on Saturday, the country’s police ministry said.

The men have requested political asylum, it added.

Greek state television ERT said the men may have been involved in Turkey’s military uprising on Friday.

The Turkish foreign minister has since posted on Twitter saying he has contacted Greece and asked the country to return the men.


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