UPDATED: Turkish military helicopter lands in Greece, 8 request asylum - Police

AFP, Saturday 16 Jul 2016

Greek policemen check a Turkish Blackhawk helicopter after landing at the airport of Alexandroupolis, northeastern Greece, on Saturday, July 16, 2016 (AP)

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.

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