Two Turkish nationals used a motorized paraglider to illegally fly into Greece, reportedly to seek political asylum.
The two were arrested after crashing off the island of Evia, Greek authorities said on Sunday.
According to a statement from the Greek Ministry of Maritime Affairs, the two men, 32 and 33 years old, crashed off the island near Athens after they ran out of fuel.
“They had left Izmir with Athens as their destination in order to travel abroad,” the ministry statement said. “Because of fuel shortage, the glider fell off the port city of Karystos.”
The two men were rescued by local fishermen on Saturday and treated for minor injuries at the medical center in Karystos.
Both men were placed in police custody because they did not have appropriate travel documents.
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