Turkish coup d'état attempt
A Turkish military helicopter has landed in Alexandroupoli, northern Greece, the ANA-MPA news agency reported on Saturday, adding that its eight crew members are requesting political asylum.
Preliminary reports suggest the crew may belong to the faction of the Turkish armed forces that staged a coup on Friday night to topple Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government in Turkey.
Athens backs the "democratically elected government" in Turkey, government spokesperson Olga Gerovasili said early Saturday following the attempted military coup in the neighboring country.
Gerovasili added that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will call Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Saturday.
The title might seem complicated, but it is the diplomatic path for the times ahead.
Let me put it clause-by-clause.
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-Turkey is starting official contacts with Moscow next week.
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