‘Dozens of Turkish military ask for asylum in Germany’
About forty German soldiers working with NATO-finally, have political asylum applied for in Germany. This report German media prior to the visit of bondkanselier Angela Merkel to Turkey.
They are mainly high-ranking officers, reported Der Spiegel on Saturday.
Some bezwoeren that they were not involved in the failed coup d’état but are nonetheless afraid to be arrested on their return to their homeland. The police and the ministry of the Interior did know that their requests will be treated as any other.
According to the constitution, political refugees right of asylum in the Federal republic of germany.
Summary: Suspensions and arrests in Turkey since couppoging
Steps against Greece
“There is no doubt that we these soldiers can not return to Turkey”, says the responsible minister Stephan Mayer. “‘There they come, immediately in the jail.'”
Merkel performs Thursday, prior to the European summit in Malta, in consultation with the government-Erdogan. Who is considering steps against the neighbouring country of Greece, since the supreme court Thursday the extradition of eight after the coup, escaped Turkish military refused.