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Ankara Officially Requests Exchange of Turkish Asylum Seekers for Greek Soldiers

Ankara has officially requested the extradition of the eight Turkish soldiers in the process of being granted asylum in Greece in exchange of a "fair trial" of the two Greek junior army officers detained in Turkey. Greek newspaper Ta Nea...

Turkish Soldiers Remain Well-Guarded in Fear of Assassination

The eight Turkish soldiers who were granted political asylum in Greece are kept heavily guarded in an undisclosed army camp as authorities fear a possible assassination attempt. According to newspaper Ta Nea, Greek authorities are concerned about the safety of...

ΝΑΤΟ Advises Greece, Turkey to Show 'Calm and Restraint'

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has called on Greece and Turkey to show "restraint and calm", after Ankara responded to the release from custody of the eight Turkish ex-soldiers accused of coup plotting by suspending a bilateral migrant readmission deal with...

Turkey Slams Tsipras over Release of Turkish Soldiers

Ankara on Monday slammed Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after the release of the last of the eight Turkish ex-soldiers who have been granted asylum in Greece. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag accused Tsipras of failing to keep his promise...

Turkish Foreign Ministry: Greece, Cradle of Democracy, Gives Asylum to Traitors

In yet another jab at Greece and its judicial system, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy on Friday, characterized eight Turkish soldiers as traitors and Greece as a place that harbors them. The Turkish soldiers fled to Greece on an...

Ankara Blasts Greek Court for Granting Asylum to Turkish Soldier

The Council of State, Greece's highest administrative court, on Wednesday granted irrevocable asylum to one of eight Turkish soldiers who sought refuge after the failed coup attempt in Turkey in 2016. Despite objections from the Greek government that had appealed...

Turkish Hackers Attack Athens News Agency Webpage: 'We'll Throw you into the Sea'

The Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Monday night was hit by Turkish hackers who wrote threatening messages against Greece. At 11:00 on Monday night a message referring to the eight Turkish soldiers who were granted asylum in Greece appeared on the home...

PM Office: Talk of Exchange of Greek Soldiers for Turkish Asylum Seekers Unacceptable

The Greek prime minister's office on Sunday issued a statement saying that any talk about an exchange of the two Greek soldiers for the eight Turkish servicemen who are granted asylum is unacceptable. The statement came after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Erdogan Calls for Peace with Greece and Exchange of Greek Soldiers with Turkish Asylum Seekers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called for peace and cooperation with Greece but also asked to exchange the two Greek soldiers with the eight Turkish servicemen who sought asylum in Greece. According to Anadolu Agency, Erdogan spoke on...

Turkish Justice Minister: Greece is a Safe Haven for Criminals from Turkey

"Since the defeated coup, Greece has been a safe haven for criminals from our country,” Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency. The Turkish minister criticized a Greek court order releasing one of eight fugitive...