Two Turkish citizens took off on a paraglider in Turkish Izmir and made an unplanned landing in the sea, near the village of Karistos on the island of Evia.
According to local media evima.gr, the paraglider fell into the sea near the town of Karystos in the early evening on Saturday. Once the aircraft was in the water, the men swam to shore with the help of two divers who were hunting for fish and were then picked up by a Coast Guard patrol car.
The two men, aged 32 and 33, told the authorities that they were Turkish police officers and wanted to apply for political asylum in Greece.
According to evima.grmembers of the Greek State Security were immediately dispatched to Karystos to meet with the two Turks who are currently being held in the detention center of the Port Authority of Karystos.