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SYRIZA-ANEL vote to reinstall asylum in Greece’s universities

Lawmakers from the ruling leftist SYRIZA party and their coalition partners Independent Greeks (ANEL) have passed a controversial bill aimed at overhauling Greek universities and technical colleges. The vote was conducted by roll call in Parliament Wednesday following a request by main New Democracy opposition that has fought the reforms …

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3 more Turkish commandos allegedly fled to Greece but went missing

Three more Turkish commandos have allegedly fled to Greece but went missing in the country they were supposed to seek asylum. According to a local lawyer, the three entered Greece together with the two commandos who sought asylum in Greece in February. However, once they entered the country, the group …

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Turkish security arrests two families attempting to flee to Greece

Turkish border guards handcuffed two Turkish nationals to allegedly attempted to flee to Greece together with their families. The group was detained near the Evros River, the natural border between Greece and Turkey in the north. Citing security source,s Turkish media, note that the two men of the families were …

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Two Turkish families, incl baby, arrested after fled to Greece

Six Turkish nationals were arrested Wednesday after they illegally crossed the border, Greek police said. The two men, three women and a one-year-old boy  were taken into custody by by border guard in the northeastern town of Orestiada. They allegedly crossed the Evros River in plastic boats. Police said a …

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Greek court rejects Turkey’s request for extradition of last 2 Turkish officers

A Greek court ruled on Thursday that the last two Turkish officers should not be extradited to Turkey. The Appeals Council accepted the suggestion of the prosecutor. Furthermore the court decided to lift the detention order for these two officers. For the remaining six Turkish officers, the Appeal Council had …

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Fate of 6 Turkish soldiers in danger, after Greek court to extradite 3 of them to Turkey

A legal overthrow for six out of eight Turkish soldiers, alleged coup plotters, who fled to Greece one day after the attempted coup in July 15th 2016. A Greek court has agreed on Tuesday to the extradition of three of Turkish servicemen from a group of eight who fled to …

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Greek court decides not to extradite 3 officers, alleged coup plotters, to Turkey

A Greek court decided on Monday not to extradite three alleged coup plotter soldiers, the verdict about the remaining five soldiers is expected in the next days, possibly tomorrow. The eight members of the Turkish Air Force had fled to Greece with a Black Hawk helicopter and landed in Alexandroupolis …

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Greece rejected asylum to 3 out of 8 Turkish officers who flew with helicopter after July coup

Greece has reportedly rejected asylum to three out of eight Turkish officers who landed in Alexandroupolis, Northern Greece, with a helicopter hours after the failed coup attempt on July 15th 2016. The refusal to grant asylum does not mean they the three officers will be extradited to Turkey. They have …

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Chios: Turkish judge seeks asylum in Greece

A Turkish judge arrived on the island of Chios on Tuesday morning with a boat carrying Syrian refugees. Together with the other co-passengers, the 50-year-old man was arrested by Greek authorities for illegally entering the country. Upon his arrest, the man showed to authorities documents confirming his identity and work …

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A Turkish family of academics and 3 businessmen seek asylum in Greece

Seven Turkish citizens have approached Greek authorities in Alexandroupolis, northern Greece and on the island of Rhodes, in south-east Aegean Sea to request asylum. In Alexandroupoli, a couple, both university professors, and their two children are seeking protection from alleged persecution in Turkey. They are believed to have entered the …

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Asylum procedure for 8 Turkish officers postponed until August 19the

The eight Turkish officers who fled to Greece after the coup attempt in Turkey were taken to Asylum authorities in Athens on Wednesday morning. The asylum procedure was scheduled to be launched today with individual interviews of the officers who applied for asylum fearing for their lives should they be …

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