Dec 04 2017

Germany gave asylum to 401 Turks with diplomatic passports

Germany has granted asylum to 401 of 768 senior Turkish public servants and their families who applied after a failed coup in Turkey last year, Deutsche Welle reported.

The applicants all held diplomatic passports, Deutsche Welle said, citing a statement by the German Interior Ministry in response to parliamentary questions.

The applications of a remaining 367 people high-level people were still being considered, according to the statement.

Overall, 1,059 Turks applied for asylum in Germany during October, 1,016 in August and 962 in July. The number of Turkish applications was the third-largest after Syria and Iraq, Deutsche Welle said.