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Turkey’s Erdogan Asks Greek PM to Repatriate Eight Turkish Soldiers

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Greece on Tuesday to cooperate in the repatriation of eight soldiers who fled to Greece following a 2016 coup...

Turkey Places Officers Granted Asylum on “Wanted” List

The Turkish Interior Ministry on Tuesday included the eight servicemen who fled to Greece the day after the 2016 uprising to their list of...

Nearly 6,000 Turks Have Sought Refuge in Greece Since 2016

A total of 5,786 Turkish citizens have applied for refugee status in Greece since 2016’s failed coup attempt that was followed by a government...

Turkish Fury at Greek Court Over Asylum for Coup Suspects

Turkey slammed the decision of Greek Council of State to reject the government’s objection against its earlier ruling that granted right of asylum to...

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...

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