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Turkish authorities allow jailed father attend his son’s funeral who died at Tempe train crash

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The jailed father of a train driver killed in the Tempe train crash is to be released from a Turkish prison so that he can attend his son’s funeral.
 
It is understood that the issue was raised in phone discussion between Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, on Monday.
 
The inmate, who is serving a prison sentence in Turkey, had applied for furlough on compassionate grounds to attend his son’s funeral.
 
The prisoner was due to be released after Easter but is allowed to come to Greece for his son's funeral.