Gov’t says Turkish asylum requests to be examined in light of coup attempt


The Greek government will examine the asylum requests of eight people who landed at Alexandroupolis airport on Saturday aboard a Turkish military helicopter as dictated by international laws, government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili said.

However Gerovasili underlined that "in examining their requests, it will be taken very seriously into account that they participated in an attempt to overthrow the democratic regime and the constitutional order in the neighboring country."

Gerovasili added that Greek authorities have communicated with their Turkish counterparts to arrange for the swift return of the Turkish helicopter.