Parties hail Supreme Court’s decision to refuse extradition of Turkish army officers

Posted on January 26, 2017, 5:28 pm
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Greek parties unanimously hailed the ruling of the Supreme Court on Thursday to reject an extradition request issued by Turkey for eight army officers who fled to Greece after the failed coup attempt last July, saying the rule of law has been upheld.

“Greece has laws, there’s full respect for the separation of powers and complies with all international agreements signed by the Greek state. The Supreme Court decided on the basis of those principles,” SYRIZA said in a press release, commenting on the decision.

New Democracy’s shadow justice minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said the ruling was based on Greece’s laws “upholding the country’s prestige” and proved “the respect to European law and values, a cornerstone of which is the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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The Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) (Greek: Αθηναϊκό-Μακεδονικό Π