Greece mulls fate of Turkish military asylum-seekers

Posted July 18, 2016 1:11 pm by Editor

Greece mulls fate of Turkish military asylum-seekers

(Vatican Radio) Eight Turkish officers who landed in Greece in a helicopter Saturday have been charged with illegal entry. 

As John Carr in Athens reports, the eight officers have applied for political asylum and Athens is examining their demand.

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The Greek government today indicated it would speed up procedures to hear an asylum request by eight Turkish servicemen who fled in their helicopter to Greek territory two days ago in the wake of the failed Turkish coup.

   The helicopter has been returned, but the eight Turks, detained in the northern Greek town of Alexandroupolis, went before a court on charges of

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