Turkey says doesn't want Greece to become 'safe haven' for coup plotters

October 24, 2017 16:31
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ANKARA - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned Greece on Tuesday that Ankara didn't want it to 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.

Speaking at a joint news conference with his Greek counterpart, Nikos Kotzias, Cavusoglu said the asylum seekers needed to be evaluated to determine those linked to the network of the US-based cleric Turkey accuses of masterminding the putsch.

Kotzias said the decisions on asylum seekers were made by the Greek judiciary and had to be respected.

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