Erdogan to visit Greece in late November or early December


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Greece in late November or early  December, according to Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.

Kotzias made his remarks at a press conference in the wake of his visit to Turkey this week.

Erdogan’s visit will come as Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu urged Greece on Tuesday to not become a “safe haven” for plotters of last year’s coup attempt, citing the 995 people who have applied for asylum since the failed putsch in Turkey last year.

Cavusoglu said asylum seekers needed to be evaluated to determine those linked to the network of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Turkey for masterminding the putsch.

Kotzias said the decisions on asylum seekers were made by the Greek judiciary and had to be respected even if “it doesn’t please some”.