Some Turkish military at NATO have requested asylum, NATO chief says

By REUTERS
November 18, 2016 12:23

 
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BRUSSELS - Some members of the Turkish military who were posted to NATO have requested asylum, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday, who will raise the issue of human rights during a visit to Istanbul from Sunday.

He said the asylum requests were a matter for national authorities, without giving more details.

He also called on Turkey to respect the rule of law and ensure that those arrested following the purge of the military following July's attempted coup.

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