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Turkish Propaganda Targets Greece, EU for Not Responding to Extradition Requests

A note released by Turkey on Monday accuses Greece, Germany, Belgium and the European Union in general of rejecting extradition requests of political asylum seekers branded as "terrorists" and "coup perpetrators." According to a mignatiou.com, Ankara goes to the length...

Greek PM Tsipras Calls on Merkel After Turkish Provocations in Aegean

Athens is concerned about the recent Turkish provocation in the Aegean and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of her visit to Turkey on February 2. Greek government officials believe that Sundays' appearance of...

Turkey Claims Greece Protects Coup Plotters, Issues Arrest Warrant

Ankara accused Athens of protecting coup plotters, after Greece's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against the extradition of eight Turkish army officers who fled their country after an attempted coup and sought political asylum in Greece. Turkey has issued an...

Greek Supreme Court Rules Against Extradition of 8 Turkish Army Officers

Greece's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against the extradition to Turkey of the eight army officers who sought political asylum after the failed coup attempt in the neighboring country on July 15. The eight men landed at the Alexandroupolis airport...

Greek Supreme Court Rejects Extradition of 2 Asylum-Seeking Turkish Soldiers

The Supreme Court Criminal Division prosecutor suggested to reject the request of Turkish authorities to extradite two Turkish military officers who sought asylum in Greece after the failed coup attempt in Turkey last July. Six more military men who fled...

European Press on Tsipras' Dilemma Over Extradition of Turkish Soldiers

The European press commented on Alexis Tsipras' dilemma over the possible extradition of the eight military officers allegedly involved in the failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15. The Financial Times quotes the Greek prime minister telling Turkish President...

Greek Court Blocks Extradition of Further Two Turkish Soldiers

A Greek appeals court on Thursday ruled against the extradition of the remaining two Turkish soldiers suspected as coup plotters, with Ankara demanding their immediate extradition. The decision came after two different court rulings this week regarding the other six...

Turkey Asks for Immediate Extradition of 8 Turkish Army Officers Seeking Asylum in Greece

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday called for the immediate extradition of eight Turkish military officers who fled to Greece and sought asylum following the July 15 attempted coup. The eight Turkish soldiers deny they participated in the coup...

Greek Court Rules to Extradite 3 Turkish Soldiers

A Greek court on Tuesday has ruled that three of the eight Turkish soldiers who sought political asylum in Greece should be extradited. The Turkish army officers had fled to Greece on an army helicopter seeking asylum after the July...

Turkey Concerned Over Greece's Denial to Extradite Coup Suspects

The decision of the Greek Court to not extradite three of the eight Turkish soldiers who are accused of participating in the July abortive coup in Turkey has generated concern in Ankara. The three Turkish military offices are part of...