Turkish helicopter lands in Greece, crew request Asylum

Seven military personnel and one civilian landed in northern Greece in a Blackhawk helicopter AFP/Getty
Seven military personnel and one civilian landed in northern Greece in a Blackhawk helicopter AFP/Getty

A Turkish military helicopter has landed in northern Greece where its crew has requested political asylum.

Local reports suggest the crew are part of the faction of the Turkish military that attempted to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government in a coup on Friday night.

Greece’s defence ministry has confirmed seven military personnel and one civilian landed in a Blackhawk military helicopter in Alexandroupoli and requested asylum.

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