In a First, Greek Premier Visits Shuttered Seminary in Turkey

Source:New York Times Date:09Feb2019

Mr. Erdogan has insisted, however, that the issue be resolved with a reciprocal gesture by Greece to meet the concerns of the Muslim minority in Greece. In particular, he wants Greece to allow Muslims in western Thrace to elect their own religious leaders, known as muftis.

On Tuesday he also called for the extradition of eight Turkish military officers who escaped to Greece at the time of the failed coup in 2016 and requested asylum. Mr. Tsipras said he could not interfere with the courts deciding their fates, but added that Greece did not want to harbor coup plotters.