ALEXANDROUPOLI: A 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.
Yildirim speaking outside his Cankaya palace in Ankara and flanked by top general Hulusi Akar who was held during the coup attempt also described the putsch bid as a black stain on Turkish democracy.