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Ankara Calls Athens 'Irresponsible' after Erdogan was Descibed as a 'Sultan'

Turkey's foreign ministry called the statement made by the Greek prime minister's office on Sunday; in which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is described indirectly as a 'Sultan',  'irresponsible'. "The rhetoric reflected in yesterday's announcement by the Greek Prime Minister's office...

Athens Responds to Turkey: Greece is Not Governed by a Sultan

Maximos Mansion has issued a strongly-worded statement in response to comments made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the two Greek soldiers held in Turkey and the eight Turkish army officers who sought asylum in Greece. The Turkish president...

Turkish Delegation in Athens over Coup Plot Case

A delegation from Turkey's justice ministry is in Athens on Monday ahead of a planned meeting with Greek justice officials. The meetings concern the presence of eight Turkish former-servicemen currently in Greek custody and applying for asylum after fleeing Turkey...

Greek Migration Minister: Serious Indications Turkish Asylum Seekers were Coup Plotters

"The appeal that I filed was because I would like to be certain that my country does not give asylum to coup plotters," said Greece's Deputy Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas on Tuesday. In an interview on Skai television aired late...

Turkish Dep. PM Asks Greece to Extradite Coup Suspects

Ankara has demanded that the eight Turkish soldiers who sought asylum in Greece after the failed 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, should be extradited as soon as possible. According to state-run Anadolu Agency, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag made...

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 suspend his asylum status. Suleyman Ozkaynakci is the co-pilot of the helicopter with which eight Turkish...

Justice Minister: Turkish Soldiers Might be Tried in Greece

The possibility that the eight Turkish soldiers who sought asylum in Greece would be tried in Greece was brought up on Thursday by Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis. Kontonis spoke at a press conference and responding to a reporter's question he...

Greece Between Rock and Hard Place over Turkish Pilot Asylum

Ankara continues to bully Athens after Greece's Supreme Court decision for the non extradition of the eight Turkish military men who sought political asylum in Alexandroupolis after the failed coup attempt in Turkey, on July 2016. The Greek court decided...

Greek Court Rules Against Second Extradition Request for Turkish Soldiers

A Greek court on Wednesday decided against a second request by Turkey for the extradition of the eight soldiers who fled to Greece in July in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in the neighboring country. The court decision...

Greek FM Warns Turkey Over Violations of Territorial Space in Aegean

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Tuesday warned that Greece "will not always be tolerant" if Turkey continues to violate air space and territorial waters in the Aegean. The Greek official spoke on Skai television saying that Ankara came very close...