Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during an iftar dinner in Ankara, Turkey May 21, 2018. Murat Kula/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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Turkey on Thursday hit back at a Greek court's decision to grant political refugee status to two Turkish officers who fled to Greece after a 2016 failed coup, accusing Athens of protecting "terrorists".A group of eight Turkish officers escaped to neighboring Greece after the July 2016 attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Greece's top administrative court, the Council of State, made the decision to grant asylum on Wednesday after rejecting an appeal lodged by the Greek government.A Greek judicial source said the Greek government has launched an appeal against the second ruling -- the result of which will apply to the next six officers.
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