The Athens News Agency is reporting that a Turkish military helicopter has landed in Alexandroupoli in northern Greece with eight people on board who were immediately arrested by Greek authorities for illegally entering the country.
The eight people were on board have requested political asylum from Greek officials.
Local media reports indicate that the crew belongs to the faction of the Turkish armed forces that staged a coup on Friday night to topple Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government in Turkey.
More than a thousand people have been arrested and over a hundred are dead following a night of chaos throughout Turkey as the military attempted to take control of the country.
During the attempted coup, military officials said they staged the coup to restore “constitutional order” in the country and return it to secularism and democracy, a direct reference to Erdogan’s authoritarian stronghold on the country.