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Turkish PM Criticizes Greek Asylum Body over Coup Suspects

Turkey's prime minister has hit out at the Greek asylum service for green-lighting the applications of two of the eight former Turkish servicemen wanted...

Greece Approves Bill to Speed Up Asylum Process

The Greek parliament has passed in principle a draft bill on new rules for granting asylum to migrants and refugees, aimed at speeding up...

Greece Saw 14 Percent Jump in New Asylum Applications in 2017: Eurostat

The number of new asylum applications submitted to Greece in 2017 jumped 14 percent from the previous year, making it the country that received...

17 Turks Seek Asylum in Greece

Seventeen Turkish nationals crossed the Aegean to the Greek island of Chios by boat on Monday and requested political asylum. The local coast guard patrolling...

Greek Refugee Council: Detention of Turkish Army Officer ‘Illegal’

The NGO Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) denounced on Monday what they described as an illegal detention of the Turkish officer who was granted...

Greek Police Arrest Turkish Army Officer after Asylum Status Suspended

The Turkish army officer who was granted asylum was arrested on Monday after the Administrative Court of Appeals upheld the Greek State's request to...

Ruling on Government Appeal Against Turkish Officer’s Asylum Postponed for Next Week

An Administrative Court of Appeal in Athens discussing on Friday the government's request to temporary cancel the asylum granted to one Turkish serviceman by...

Greece Dismisses Turkey’s Threats Over Asylum Row

Greece dismissed Turkish angry threats on Sunday over its decision to grant asylum to a soldier who Ankara accuses of involvement in the abortive...

Asylum Request Approved for Turkish Officer Who Fled to Greece after the Coup

On Monday, Greece approved the asylum request of one of the group of eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Alexandroupolis after the failed coup attempt in...

Thirty-two Turkish Nationals Request Political Asylum in Greece

Thirty-two Turkish nationals who were rescued by the Greek coast guard on Thursday night, after arriving on a rubber dinghy on the islet of...

Merkel, Juncker Promise to Provide Assistance at Greek Borders During Brussels Meeting

German Chancellor Angela Markel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker pledged to offer assistance for the asylum services and with Frontex at the Greek-Turkish...

Refugee Body Asks Top Court to Lift Ban Restricting Movement for Asylum Seekers

On Thursday, the Greek Council for Refugees submitted a request for the annulment of an Asylum Service decision forbidding refugees and migrants from leaving the...

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