136 Turks with diplomatic status sought asylum in Germany: ministry

'The government is aware of 136 asylum applications filed by diplomatic passport holders from Turkey'


Afp February 24, 2017
People wave Turkey's national flags during the Democracy and Martyrs Rally, organized by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN, GERMANY: More than 130 Turkish diplomats, soldiers and their family members have sought refuge in Germany since last July's failed coup, according to German government data in documents seen by AFP on Friday.

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"The government is aware of 136 asylum applications filed by diplomatic passport holders from Turkey. They also include family members," said the interior ministry in a written reply to a query from a lawmaker.

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