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Coup Plotters ‘Request Asylum’ in Greece

Greek police say a Turkish military helicopter has landed in the country with eight of last night’s coup plotters on board. Seven of those on the helicopter were wearing military uniforms, and all eight of them have reportedly requested asylum from Greek authorities after last night’s failed coup attempt. The group included three majors, three captains, and two sergeant majors. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has asked Greek authorities to send back the “eight traitors.” The group'’s arrival in Greece comes as thousands of other military personnel have been arrested in connection with the failed coup. Turkey’s prime minister has hinted that the constitution could be amended to allow for the death penalty after last night’s events, according to Al Arabiya.