Turkish Military Officials seek asylum in Greece

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Turkish Military Officials seek asylum in Greece

ANKARA: (APP) Turkish military helicopter has landed in Greece carrying eight men seeking asylum, the Greek police said Saturday.

The Black Hawk helicopter landed after sending a distress signal to authorities at the airport in Alexandroupolis in the country´s north. Seven of those on board were in military uniform and all are believed to have been involved in the coup bid, ERT TV said.

Meanwhile, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday 161 people were killed in the coup attempt against the government with 2 839 soldiers now detained on suspicion of involvement.