Helicopter with Turkish military landed in Greece

They are reported to ask asylum in Greece.

16 July 2016 17:53

A Turkish military helicopter with 8 people on board landed in Greece, Associated Press reports.

The helicopter with presumed rebels involved in a military coup in Turkey last night, landed in the city of Alexandroupoli in northern Greece at 11:51 local time.

They are reported to ask asylum in Greece.

In turn, Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu demanded extradition of soldiers who fled to Greece.

"We demand the immediate extradition of 8 military traitors who fled to Greece by helicopter," Anadolu quotes the Minister as saying.

It should be noted that Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Binali Yildirim reported the attempted military coup on the night of 15 - 16 July. The Turkish army immediately claimed responsibility for the events and declared the seizure of power in the country.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the citizens via videoconference, and urged people to fight with the rebels. Now elimination of rebels in the Armed Forces of the Republic is being conducted throughout Turkey, while rallies and clashes are being staged in streets. 

At the moment, the rebels surrender their weapons. Some 2,839 military have been arrested.

According to the preliminary data, around 161 people have been killed. The number of injured has reached 1440.

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