Greece to Examine Turkish Soldiers' Asylum Requests

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Greece will examine the request for political asylum by eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in a helicopter earlier on Saturday, two Greek government sources said.

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Greece arrested the men after they landed in the northern Greek city of Alexandroupolis. They are due to appear before a Greek prosecutor on Sunday, one of the officials said.

The Black Hawk helicopter the soldiers fled in will be returned to Turkey immediately the sources said.

(Reporting by Renee Maltezou; editing by David Clarke)

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