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Suspected ISIS Member in Peloponnese was Refugee on Lesvos in 2017

A man who had come on a boat to Greece from Turkey in 2017, claiming political asylum from the nation of Tajikistan, was brought before the appellate prosecutor of Nafplio by officers from Greece's Special Suppression Counter-Terrorism Unit (EKAM)...

FYROM’s Ex Premier Gruevski Requests Political Asylum in Hungary

The former Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Nikola Gruevski, posted a status on his personal Facebook page stating that he is in Hungary to seek political asylum. This new development comes on the heels...

Greece Grants Political Asylum to Third Turkish Soldier

A third Turkish ex-military serviceman, who together with his seven colleagues sought refuge in Greece following the failed 2016 coup attempt, was granted political asylum on Thursday. A committee of the Greek asylum service voted unanimously to grant him asylum. Five more...

Turkish Judge Seeks Asylum in Greece After Fleeing from Erdogan Regime

A Turkish judge, aged 50, arrived on the island of Chios on Tuesday morning with a boatload of Syrian refugees who left from Cesme on the Turkish south coast, opposite the Greek island. Following his arrest for illegal entry...

Refugees on Lesbos Increase After Failed Coup Attempt in Turkey

Two boats with 100 refugees and immigrants arrived at the isle of Lesbos (Mytilene) on Friday that were gathered by the Greek Coast Guard. The arrival of the new wave of refugees, along with the 430 people that arrived...

8 Turkish Army Suspected Coup Plotters Transferred to Athens Olympic Village

The eight Turkish officials implicated for having taken part in the attempted coup in their country before escaping to Greece were sentenced to two months in prison on Thursday for illegal entry to Greece due to mitigating circumstances. Their...

Turkish Ambassador Threatens Greece: Return the '8' Or Else…!

Turkey's ambassador to Athens, Kerim Uras, held a press conference on Tuesday after the weekend coup attempt in his country. He said that the eight Turkish military officials who fled to Greece in a Turkish military helicopter would have a fair and transparent...

Legal Puzzle Over Extradition of the "8" Coup Fugitives to Turkey – Helicopter Returned

The Greek government returned the Turkish Black Hawk helicopter that landed in Alexandroupolis at 22:30 (local time) Saturday after it was hijacked by eight members of the Turkish military involved in their country's failed coup. The helicopter was received...

40 Syrian Refugees from Athens' Syntagma Square Apply for Political Asylum

Syrian refugees who have camped at Syntagma Square across the Parliament in downtown Athens, Greece , since November 20 demanding EU travel documents, have begun applying for political asylum, Secretary General of Population and Social Cohesion Angelos Syrigos said on...