No: 221, 22 August 2018, Press Release Regarding The Greek Council Of State’s Approval Of The Decision To Grant Asylum To Putschist Süleyman Özkaynakçı

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 22.08.2018

The Greek Council of State has put its signature to yet another scandalous decision by rejecting the objection of the Greek Government to the decision granting asylum to Suleyman Ozkaynakci, one of the culprits of the July 15th treacherous coup attempt.

This decision not only breaches Greece’s international obligations to combat terrorism, but also constitutes a violation of the provisions of the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.

By rejecting the extradition of the putschist traitors, Greece has prepared the ground for such decisions, which offends the conscience of the Turkish nation.

The Greek authorities should not any further allow their country to provide a safe haven to treacherous coup plotters by using as an excuse their judiciary, which even violates international obligations of Greece by making unlawful decisions.

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