Turkey Coup: 136 Diplomats and Relatives Seek Germany Asylum

The German administration has revealed that 136 Turkey personnel with diplomatic passports have submitted asylum requests to the East Europe nation following last year’s coup attempt on President Erdogan. Turkish administrators on the other hand have asked Germany to withdraw the petitions, and more so reject applications from military officials. In Greece, two Turkish commandos have filed asylum requisitions. The pair have been indicted in the unsuccessful coup, and are currently being held by Greek police in the Orestiada border town near Turkey. Last month, a Greek court ruling discarded Turkey’s proposition to extradite eight of its soldiers who took to their heels following the responsive mass detentions. Turkey has put forth an appeal against the resolution. It seems as if fleeing soldiers are already guaranteed of an unfair trial back home.

The failed coup attempt has without a doubt brought in dire repercussions. So far, around a hundred thousand civil servants have lost their jobs, while about forty thousand persons remain in custody.

Reference

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39075157

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