17 Turkish nationals ask for asylum in Greece, say their lives in danger

Via Turkish Minute – Seventeen Turkish nationals who entered Greece illegally through the island of Rhodes have asked for asylum, saying their lives are in danger in Turkey, the gerçekgündem news website reported on Wednesday.

Three women, four children and 10 men, including five academics, were reported to Greek police by a person who saw them in the Glyfada area of the island early on Tuesday morning.

The asylum seekers were taken to the Rhodes Police Station after requesting protection.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement in June that the agency is deeply concerned by continued reports about alleged pushbacks and refoulement at the land border between Greece and Turkey.

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