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Almost 6,000 Turkish citizens seek asylum in Greece after failed coup

A total 5,786 Turkish citizens have applied for obtaining refugee status in Greece, since 2016’s failed coup attempt that was followed by a government crackdown, Turkish media reported on Sunday. According to a report by Diken attributed to the Greek Ministry of Immigration Policies, the number of Turks seeking asylum …

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Greece grants political asylum to 3. Turkish serviceman

One more Turkish officer was granted political asylum by Greek Asylum authorities on Thursday. He is the third out of the eight Turkish officers who fled to Greece after the failed coup in July 2016. With an unanimous decision the Secondary Asylum Committee to grant political asylum to Ugur Ucan. …

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Council of State’s irrevocable asylum ruling a precedent for all 8 Turkish soldiers

Greece’s Council of State has confirmed  the ruling of Asylum Committee to grant asylum to one of the 8 Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece after the failed coup of 2016. The Council of State said  that asylum to one of the eight Turkish servicemen is definite and irrevocable. the …

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Turkish servicemen want asylum and travel documents to leave Greece

The eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece after the failed coup in summer 2016, want asylum and travel documents so they can leave the country and move to a country of their choice, their lawyers said on Wednesday. In a press conference, the lawyers said it was a necessity …

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Greece approves Asylum Bill to ease camps overcrowding on the islands

Greece has approved a bill to simplify and accelerate asylum procedures and ease overcrowding in refugee camps on the islands of the Eastern Aegean sea. Human Rights groups criticize the asylum bill because it endanger the rights of refugees as it will increase the number of rejected asylum seekers to …

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17 Turkish citizens, among them 6 children, flee Erdogan regime, seeking asylum in Greece

Turkish civil servants and judges have sought refuge in Greece together with their wives and children. A total of 17 Turkish citizens, seven men, four women and six children, illegally entered Greece on Monday afternoon. They sailed from the Turkish coast to the island of Oinousses, north-east of the island …

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Greece grants political asylum to one of 8 Turkish officers who fled after the coup

Greece has granted political asylum to one of the eight Turkish officers who fled to Alexandroupolis with a Black Hawk helicopter one day after the failed coup in July 2016. The asylum was granted to the co-pilot of the helicopter. He was set free. In the reasoning of the decision, …

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Afghan refugees end protest in Lesvos after police promises to accelerate asylum procedures

For three days, Afghan refugees occupied Sappho Square in the center of Mytilene on the island of Lesvos demanding to have their asylum procedures are accelerated,. Wearing t-shirts with the date of their arrival, they vowed they would not end their protest until they are given a decision on their …

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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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