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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...

Tsipras 'Well-Intentioned' About Turkish Coup Suspects in Greece, Says Ankara

A spokesman for Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described Greek PM Alexis Tsipras as being "well-intentioned" over the issue of the eight Turkish ex-soldiers seeking asylum in Greece. Ibrahim Kalin, speaking after the first cabinet meeting under Turkey's new executive...

Greek Court Frees Treason-Charge Lawmaker on €30K Bail

A Greek court has freed far-right lawmaker Konstantinos Barbarousis on bail of €30,000 ($35,000). Barbarousis appeared before a magistrate on Wednesday on charges of treason. The charges stem from an outburst last Friday in parliament when Barbarousis said the Greek military should arrest the president,...

Ankara Suspends Migrant Deal with Greece over Turkish Soldiers' Case

The migrant readmission deal between Ankara and Athens has been suspended, according to reports coming out of Turkey. News agency reports and the pro-government Daily Sabah newspaper carried comments from Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday, saying the apparent...

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...

Turkish Coup Suspects 'Want to Leave Greece'

Eight Turkish ex-servicemen who fled from Turkey after an attempted coup in July 2016 want to leave Greece once they are granted asylum, their lawyers told a news conference on Wednesday. Their legal teams also reiterated that gradually, in the...

Turkey Slams Greece over Coup Suspect's Release

Turkey has accused Greece of protecting those who sought to overthrow the Turkish government in July 2016's coup attempt. A Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement on Friday said Thursday's court decision in Athens to release one of the eight...

Greek Court Releases Turkish Soldier to Secret Location

One of the eight former Turkish servicemen who claimed asylum in Greece after Turkey's July 2016 coup attempt has been released from custody. The Council of State -- Greece's highest administrative court -- ruled on Thursday that the man should...

Lawyers Want Greece's Top Court to Hear Turkish Soldiers' Case

The asylum saga of eight former Turkish servicemen wanted by Ankara took another turn on Thursday with a request from a defense attorney to have their case heard by Greece's top court. An appeal by the defense team of one...