Prosecutor to request release of Turkish army officers; decision up to the police director

Extraditions prosecutor Maria Malouhou will request the release of the eight Turkish military officers who remain detained after the Supreme Court rejected Turkey’s extradition request earlier on Thursday.

The decision will be made by the relevant police director who will have to take into consideration Greek asylum law, which states that the detention of asylum seekers could last for 18 months, if there are reasons of national interest or personal safety of the applicants. In the case of “Turkey’s 8”, the procedure is still pending.

According to information, the police director has requested a six-month detention for the Turkish officers, three of which they have already served.