Greece on Turkey asylum row: democracies cannot threaten or be threatened

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Greece dismissed Turkish anger on Sunday over its decision to grant asylum to a soldier who Ankara accuses of involvement in the abortive coup against President Tayyip Erdogan in July 2016.

Turkey said on Saturday the decision by a Greek asylum board undermined relations between the two countries. The soldier was one of eight who fled after the July 15 coup attempt.

It also accused Athens of harbouring “coup plotters”, a charge Greece denies. The countries are at odds over a host of issues from ethnically split Cyprus to sovereignty over airspace, but their relations had...


Greece on Turkey asylum row: democracies cannot threaten or be threatened


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