Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks to the press in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
ISTANBUL - 30 December 2017: Turkey said on Saturday Greece had granted asylum to a Turkish soldier accused of a role in last year's coup attempt, a decision it said would affect bilateral relations and cooperation on regional issues.
"By granting asylum to one of eight coup plotters involved in the July 15 coup, Greece has once again showed that it is a country that protects and embraces coup plotters with this decision," Turkey's Foreign Ministry said in the statement.
There was no immediate comment from Greek authorities.