Turkey court orders release of two Greek soldiers detained on border

A Turkish court has released two Greek soldiers who were arrested in Turkey, pending trial
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:25

Two Greek soldiers arrested by Turkish authorities in the northwestern province of Edirne on March 1 were released pending trial late Tuesday.

The soldiers were detained in Turkey in early March for crossing the border in a heavily forested region. In July, a Turkish court ordered to keep them in custody. The soldiers were accused of attempted military espionage.

The court decision comes weeks after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan met in Brussels on the sidelines of a NATO summit and agreed to focus on efforts to reduce tensions in the Aegean.