Turkey arrests Greek soldiers on espionage charges


A court in the northwestern Turkish city of Edirne has ordered the detention of two Greek soldiers, charging them on suspicion of “military espionage.” Greek authorities have demanded the soldiers be released.

The soldiers, who were apprehended by officers in a Turkish military zone, claim they lost their way due to bad weather before straying over the border. The two-man Greek patrol was detained in an unclearly marked wooded area near Edirne.

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The Greek military confirmed the soldiers’ statements and said that Greek and Turkish authorities were in contact and working toward a solution to have the men returned.

js/aw (AP, AFP, Reuters) 

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