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Video Records Turkish Soldiers Fleeing to Greece

Turkish authorities have made public a video apparently showing three Turkish soldiers minutes before they boarded helicopters to flee to Greece after the failed coup attempt in 2016. In the footage from a security camera some of the soldiers appear...

Turkey Threatens, Greek Gov't Appeals Asylum Granted to Turkish Officer

After the Greek Asylum Committee granted asylum to a Turkish officer accused of being part of the coup attempt of July 2016, it was inevitable that Turkey would respond in its usual aggressive communique, with the Greek government deciding...

Turkish FM Warns EU About Migrant Flow Deal While in Greece

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has warned the European Union that Ankara will cancel the agreement on migrant flow unless Turkish citizens are granted via-free travel to Europe by October. According to the agreement struck in March, Turkey is to...

Greece Relieved Over Ankara's Hesitancy to Investigate Turkish Extradition

Greek diplomats appear relieved by the fact that Ankara has not yet submitted an official request for the extradition of eight Turkish army officials who fled to Greece by helicopter following last month’s failed coup. According to Greek diplomats the main...

Turkish Soldiers Seeking Asylum in Greece Get Extension

The eight Turkish military officers who fled to Greece after the coup attempt in the neighboring country received an extension to their application for asylum. The eight asylum seekers, accompanied by their lawyers, appeared before the Greek asylum service and...

Greece Fears Wave of Political Asylum Seekers from Turkey

The Greek army across the border with Turkey is on high alert after recent developments in the neighboring country, following the failed coup and the Turkish government's punitive tendencies. After the coup attempt on July 15, Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

Greece Between Rock and Hard Place on Extradition of Turkish Soldiers

The Greek government is under tremendous pressure regarding the eight Turkish soldiers who sought asylum in Greece, as Ankara wants them extradited and the European Union asks that human rights should be protected. After Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke...

Extradition of 8 Turkish Soldiers to Turkey Brings to Mind Ocalan Case

Turkey's demand for the immediate extradition of the eight military men who sought asylum in Greece after the coup attempt in Turkey, brings to mind the case of Kurdish PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan. Abdullah Ocalan is one of the founding...

Trial of Turkish Military Personnel Postponed in Greece

The Alexandroupolis first instance court on Monday has granted a three-day postponement in the trial of eight Turkish military men who fled to Greece after the coup attempt in Turkey. The eight men are charged with illegally entering the country...

Greece Tries to Avoid Tension with Turkey Over Extradition of Fugitives

Greece is trying to avoid tension with Turkey over the extradition of the eight military men who allegedly participated in the coup attempt and sought asylum on Greek soil. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said that Ankara has demanded...