Greece
Calamos Supports GreeceCalamos Supports Greece

Turkish soldiers

Photo of Turkish Frogmen Unfurling Flag on Crete Seabed Angers Greeks

A photograph of Turkish commandos unfurling their country's flag on the seabed off the naval base of Souda in Crete during a NATO exercise has caused anger in Greece. Hundreds have taken onto social media to declare that their action...

Turkish Fury at Greek Court Over Asylum for Coup Suspects

Turkey slammed the decision of Greek Council of State to reject the government’s objection against its earlier ruling that granted right of asylum to Turkish soldiers, who were accused by Turkey of participating in the 2016 coup attempt. The eight...

Turkey Rejects 'Unfounded' Claims over Arrested Greek Soldiers

Turkey's foreign ministry has rejected claims by Greece's defense minister that the two Greek soldiers currently in jail in Edirne were taken on the orders of Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Second Lieutenant Angelos Mitroudis and Sergeant Dimitris Kouklatzis have...

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...

EU Pressured Tsipras over Turkish Soldiers in Greece, Claims Ankara

Turkey's foreign minister on Friday claimed Greek premier Alexis Tsipras had been pressured by fellow EU countries into not extraditing the eight former soldiers wanted by Ankara on coup charges. Mevlut Cavusoglu, speaking less than two days before crunch presidential...

Ankara Suspends Migrant Deal with Greece over Turkish Soldiers' Case

The migrant readmission deal between Ankara and Athens has been suspended, according to reports coming out of Turkey. News agency reports and the pro-government Daily Sabah newspaper carried comments from Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday, saying the apparent...

Turkey Calls Greece a 'Haven' for Coup Plotters

Turkey's foreign ministry has described Greece as a country "that provides safe haven to putschists". In a statement late on Tuesday, Ankara hit out at the recent decision to grant asylum to one of the eight Turkish ex-soldiers in Greece...

Turkish Soldiers Released from Greek Police Custody

The case of the eight Turkish ex-military personnel seeking asylum in Greece took another turn on Monday as four remaining suspects from the group were released from police custody. The men had been in detention for 18 months, the maximum...

Turkish PM Criticizes Greek Asylum Body over Coup Suspects

Turkey's prime minister has hit out at the Greek asylum service for green-lighting the applications of two of the eight former Turkish servicemen wanted by Ankara for trial. However, Binali Yildirim, in a Greek media interview cited by state-run Anadolu...

Turkish Coup Suspects 'Want to Leave Greece'

Eight Turkish ex-servicemen who fled from Turkey after an attempted coup in July 2016 want to leave Greece once they are granted asylum, their lawyers told a news conference on Wednesday. Their legal teams also reiterated that gradually, in the...