A Greek inmate in a Turkish prison has applied for a temporary absence to attend the funeral of his son who was killed in a head-on train collision in central Greece on Tuesday.
Greek media have identified the victim as 28-year-old Nikos Nalbantis. There was no information about the identity of the father or the jail where he is imprisoned.
Citing diplomatic sources media report that the family has requested the help of the Greek Consulate in Edirne in norther-western Turkey in the case, as it seeks permission on humanitarian grounds.
Greece’s embassy in Ankara on Thursday sent a note verbal to the Turkish Foreign Ministry highlighting the humanitarian dimension of the request.
Officials said that approval of the request falls under the exclusive competence of the Turkish authorities.