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Clarificaton On The Statement Of The Ambassador,regarding The Extradition Case Of The Turkish Military Personnel , 20.07.2016

Clarificaton On The Statement Of The Ambassador,regarding The Extradition Case Of The Turkish Military Personnel ,


It has been observed that some statements of H.E. Ambassador Kerim Uras  regarding the extradition case of Turkish military personnel involved in the  failed terrorist coup attempt in Turkey at today’s (19 July) press briefing, has been distorted in the reports of some media institutions. Therefore, a clarification is presented below:


The Ambassador emphasized that the Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in a military helicopter after the weekend coup attempt would have a fair and transparent trial back home. 


He stated that Turkey’s expectation is an immediate extradition of the military personnel back to Turkey. This would have very positive repercussions on the relations of both countries. On the other hand, a negative decision might cause negative feelings in the Turkish public opinion and naturally that this is something he does not desire, as his primary duty as Ambassador is to improve bilateral relations and keep things stable. 


The Ambassador also thanked the Greek authorities at the highest level for the timely support and cooperation they gave in face of the coup attempt, and in our efforts to reinstate democracy and the rule of law.