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Turkey to Build New Crescent-Shaped Military Complex in Ankara

Turkey will build new complex for all its military forces, combining them all in a Pentagon-like headquarters in the capital city of Ankara, Turkish President Erdogan stated on Monday. The massive military headquarters will be the new home of the...

Freed Turkish Coup Suspect Goes into Hiding

One of the eight former Turkish servicemen who claimed asylum in Greece after Turkey’s July 2016 coup attempt has been transferred from custody to a secret location. The Council of State — Greece’s highest administrative court — earlier this month ruled that...

Greek Court Orders Turkish Pilot to Remain in Custody

An Athens court on Tuesday upheld a decision to return former Turkish military pilot Suleyman Ozkaynakci into police custody. Ozkaynakci was the co-pilot of a military helicopter used by eight Turkish servicemen to flee the country and seek asylum in...

Greece Criticized Over Turkish Soldiers' Asylum Case

  Greece's government on Thursday came in for stinging criticism from a German media outlet for its handling of the case of eight Turkish ex-servicemen wanted by Ankara for their alleged role in the 2016 coup attempt. Spiegel Online carried a...

Turkey Warns Against Greece Becoming "Safe Haven" for Coup Plotters

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu urged Greece to not become a "safe haven" for plotters of last year's coup attempt, citing the 995 people who have applied for asylum since the failed putsch. Speaking at a joint news conference with...

Turkish Asylum Requests Rejected for 3 of the 8 Coup Instigators Who Fled to Greece

Greece rejected the asylum requests of three of the group of eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Alexandroupolis after the failed coup attempt in Turkey in July. The men had applied for asylum and deny involvement in the coup, however,...

Erdogan's Gulenist Witch Hunt Spreads to Larissa, Greece

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking Turkish coup-instigators far and wide, including in Larissa, Thessaly. A person of particular interest to the Turkish leader is Brigadier Numan Yendigildiz, the Turkish administrative head of the South-Eastern Europe Brigade (SEEBRIG)...

UNHCR: Turkish Failed Coup Stalls EU-Turkey Pact

UNHCR European Director Vincent Cochetel, speaking with British newspaper The Guardian on Wednesday, said that the withdrawal of Turkish liaison officers from Greek islands following the failed coup on July 15 has brought the EU-Turkey refugee pact to a...

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...

Seven Turkish Nationals Seeking Asylum in Rhodes and Alexandroupoli

Seven Turkish citizens are reportedly seeking asylum in Greece, reports Greece's daily newspaper Kathimerini. The newspaper reports that the Turkish citizens approached Greek authorities in Alexandroupoli, northern Greece, and also on the island of Rhodes, in the southeastern Aegean. The...