Ankara directs ire at Athens over ruling on soldiers as Cyprus talks drift

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Cyprus, Turkey
Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos
Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry blamed “political motives” for a decision this week by a Council of Appeals’ Court Judges in Athens to block to block the second extradition request for Turkish soldiers who fled to northern Greece after the attempted July 15 coup.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Ankara warned Greece that “this decision will inevitably affect our bilateral relations and our cooperation on regional matters with Greece as a country which embraces the putschists.”

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