Turkish judge escapes to Greece

Ankara, Aug 31 (IANS) A Turkish judge has escaped to Greece on a migrant boat and sought political asylum, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

The 50-year-old judge on Tuesday embarked on a boat carrying six Syrian migrants bound for the Greek island of Chios, Xinhua news agency quoted Greek Coast Guard officials as saying.

The judge sought to apply for political asylum in Greece and will face charges of illegally entering the country. Greek media reported that the judge would be transferred to Athens for his asylum proceedings.



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