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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on June 19 stressed “respect for the judicial rulings” regarding the eight Turkish soldiers accused of taking part in last year’s coup attempt, whose extradition to Turkey was previously rejected.

"The Greek justice system has ruled on this issue ... and this decision must be fully respected," Tsipras said in response to a question.
   
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, however, once again stated that the soldiers “should not damage” the relationship between Ankara and Athens.

"We would like Greece to extradite those who clearly staged a coup against our nation," Yildirim said. "We respect the judiciary's decision, but we do not want these putschists to strike a blow to Turkish-Greek relations," he said.

June/19/2017

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