Seven military officials and one civilian who fled Turkey during a failed military coup and landed in a Greek airport will be returned to Turkey, according to a Tweet by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
Çavuşoğlu, who said in his Tweet that he spoke to Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on the phone and confirmed their return, had previously demanded their return from Greece, calling them traitors.
The eight Turks fled in a Blackhawk helicopter and landed in Alexandroupoli airport in northern Greece.
Spoke by phone w/FM @NikosKotzias of Greece. He said that 8 traitors who fled to Greece will be returned to Turkey as soon as possible
— Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) July 16, 2016