Turkish commandos allegedly killed by Greek spies revealed to be alive
Hürriyet photoTwelve Turkish commandos that were allegedly murdered by Greek spies according to Greek sources have been revealed to be alive, daily Vatan reported.
Earlier reports in Greek media outlets claimed that 12 commandos had been killed during the 1996 Kardak crisis. Vatan, however, tracked down the soldiers, two of whom are currently in prison in various cases, including the “Balyoz” (Sledgehammer) coup-plot case. A senior official from the remaining 10 is now retired, but the other nine are still on active duty.
Greek press claimed that the helicopter carrying the Turkish soldiers crashed on Feb. 15, 1996, during patrol duty over Kardak, an Aegean islet whose sovereignty is disputed between Athens and Ankara.