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Secret Documents Reveal Turkey Planned Operation to Capture Officers Who Fled to Greece

Secret documents obtained by a research group show that the Turkish military had prepared to force back home eight officers who fled to Greece in the aftermath of the failed 2016 coup in Turkey. The Nordic Research Monitoring Network published...

New Asylum Bill Reaches Greek Parliament Amid Heavy Criticism

The new bill laying out the procedures by which refugees and migrants are either granted asylum status or are deported came before the Greek Parliament late Monday night. The aim of the new bill is to significantly reduce the time...

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 attempt. Erdogan made the remarks in a joint news conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

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 "wanted" suspects. The move is seen as highly provocative, especially as it coincides with the official...

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 crackdown, Turkish media reported on Sunday. According to a report by Diken attributed to the Greek...

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 soldiers, who were accused by Turkey of participating in the 2016 coup attempt. The eight...

Merkel Says Talks with Greece on Taking Back Asylum Seekers Well Underway

Angela Merkel told the media on Monday that talks with Greece on re-admitting asylum-seekers from Germany's borders were well underway. In comments reported by the Associated Press, the German Chancellor said direct talks with Greek premier Alexis Tsipras were not...

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 by Ankara for trial. However, Binali Yildirim, in a Greek media interview cited by state-run Anadolu...

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 the lengthy process. Following a lengthy debate on Tuesday evening the bill was approved with the...

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 the highest number of new applications relative to its population among EU states for that...