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    50-year-old Turkish prosecutor rrived at the Greek island of Chios and applied for a political asylum, according to local media.

    ATHENS (Sputnik) — A Turkish prosecutor arrived at the Greek island of Chios on Tuesday seeking political asylum there, as the Turkish authorities continue post-coup purge in the country, local media reported.

    According to the Astraparis media outlet, the 50-year-old prosecutor arrived in the island located in the Aegean Sea on Tuesday morning in a boat with Syrian refugees and applied for a political asylum. The prosecutor has been charged with illegal entry into the country and given a two-month prison sentence on probation.

    He is reportedly the 16th Turkish national to claim asylum in Greece amid Turkey's purge after the failed coup attempt.

    On July 15, a coup attempt took place in Turkey and was suppressed the following morning. Over 40,000 people have been detained since the attempted overthrow of the Turkish government that led to over 260 deaths.

    Over 80,000 judges, civil servants, and educators have been suspended under the state of emergency, with thousands more people being under investigation.

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