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Erdogan sets agenda for Tsipras’ visit: Extradite the 8 Turkish soldiers!

Just a couple of days before Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras set foot in Turkey following an invitation by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the latter indirectly put the agenda on the table: Athens should hand over the Ankara the 8 Turkish soldiers that fled to Greece a day after …

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Turkeys FM wants new chapter with Greece ties, berates ‘safe haven for criminals’

Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called for a new chapter in diplomatic ties with Greece, but at the same time he berated the neighboring country for providing a safe haven for Turkish “criminals.” “The situation in our relations today is not to the benefit of our countries. Building trust is …

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Turkey lashes out at Greece, as all 8 Turkish servicemen are set free

The last four Turkish servicemen of the eight who fled to Greece after the foiled coup attempt in Turkey in 2016 have been released from custody. Monday afternoon, they left the police station at the Olympic Village where they were being held, as the 18 months of maximum detention expired. …

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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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Greece grants political asylum to 2nd Turkish serviceman

The Greek Asylum Committee has granted political asylum to the second Turkish serviceman, one of the 8 who fled to Greece on a helicopter, after the failed coup in summer 2016. The man is expected to be released from custody soon. Last week, another Turkish serviceman, the co-pilot of the …

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Greece’s top court releases one of 8 Turkish soldiers “under strict restrictions”

Greece’s top court, the Council of State, released one out of eight Turkish soldiers who had fled to Greece with a stolen helicopter after the failed coup in summer 2016. The soldier and helicopter co-pilot Süleyman Özkaynakçı, has been set free under strict restrictions. The man had previously applied for …

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PM Tsipras: “The Sultan” has to explain why Turkey has the two Greek soldiers still in detention

The Good Week started in Greece with the continuation of the war of words with neighboring Turkey, in new high tones. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sent a strong-worded response to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who for one more time linked the case of the two Greek soldiers with the eight Turkish …

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Ankara reiterates Athens must extradite the 8 Turkish soldiers

Briefing reporters on a Cabinet meeting in the capital Ankara on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister and government spokesman Bekir Bozdag reiterated Ankara’s request that Athens extradite to Turkey eight ex-soldiers who fled to Greece the day after the failed coup. Whoever is involved in a coup and flees abroad must …

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Erdogan tells Tsipras in Beijing to extradite the 8 Turkish soldiers

For one hour and ten minutes, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a meeting in Beijing on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation organized by the Chinese government on Friday. The agenda of topics to be discussed was full: …

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Greek court blocks Ankara’s new extradition request for 3 Turkish soldiers soldiers

A Greek court on Wednesday blocked a second request by Turkey for the extradition of Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in July after a failed coup attempt, court officials said, potentially increasing tensions between the traditional foes. The ruling applied to three of eight soldiers who fled. Extradition of …

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