Turkish military personnel lose initial Greek asylum bid

September 21, 2016 5:18 PM

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ATHENS, Greece – Greek immigration officials say they have rejected asylum applications from three of eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece in a military helicopter the day after an abortive coup.

Turkey is seeking the extradition of the helicopter crew members, who deny involvement in the July 15 coup attempt and say their lives will be in danger, if they are returned.

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