The eight Turkish military personnel that fled to Greece after the failed coup attempt in Turkey could be tried in Greek courts, Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis said on Thursday during a press conference
Kontonis explained that the government is examining this possibility in case it is requested by Turkey. He reiterated Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ statement that they must have a fair trial. As a result, he added, the possibility of a trial in Greece for offences committed abroad is being examined, in accordance with article 8 of the Penal Code.
“The issue of their extradition has closed once and for all. The decision of the Supreme Court is absolutely respected by all of us. I cannot understand why some legal circles keep referring to the issue. The case is now before Justice. A lot of fuss over nothing,” Kontonis concluded.