Turkish Air Force officer requests asylum in Greece

A Turkish Air Force officer has requested asylum in Greece. The Turkish official fled from Turkey to Greece and requested political asylum, according to a Sputnik source from the Greek authorities.

The incident comes a few days before the soundings Turkey has announced within the Greek EEZ, which Greece already considers a situation of significant gravity and very much a threat. One should bear in mind that Greek – Turkish relations have been strained further as Greece has already granted asylum to 8 Turkish officers after the coup.

“He is an officer of the Turkish Air Force. He went to the Kalymnos police station and said he had abandoned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s status and requested asylum, “the source told Sputnik.

According to the same source, the Turkish officer has been detained at Kalymnos police station since Monday. The Greek authorities are informed of the incident. Other details of the incident are not known at this time.