December 30, 2017 / 7:10 PM / 2 years ago

Greek government appeals against committee decision to grant Turkish soldier asylum

ATHENS (Reuters) - The Greek government said on Saturday it had appealed against an administrative decision to grant asylum to a Turkish soldier who fled to Greece after a failed coup attempt in 2016.

An angry Turkey said earlier in the day that the decision by the Greek asylum service committee, a panel of judges and experts, would affect bilateral relations with Greece and cooperation on regional issues.

Reporting by Renee Maltezou; editing by Mark Heinrich

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