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Greek soldiers: Tsipras asks a more active role of NATO on the issue

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday on the sidelines of a European Council meeting in Brussels, where they discussed the FYROM name deal and the issue of the two Greek soldiers in custody in Turkish prison fro more than 110 days and without charges.

Tsipras  reportedly asked that NATO takes a more active role regarding the detainment of the two Greek soldiers as they have been held for 3.5 months in a Turkish prison without any charges pressed against  them. Stoltenberg said that he will make every effort possible.

Both Greece and Turkey are members of the North Atlantic Alliance.

The meeting lasted about twenty minutes and according to amna sources, Tsipras highlighted that the name agreement foresees that all procedures must be followed before NATO launches FYROM’s entry talks. Stoltenberg replied that NATO agrees with this framework, sources added.

In a briefing Stoltenberg held earlier with the European Council, the general secretary spoke about this framework existing without any exceptions.


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  1. Tsipras asked this of NATO – the same NATO that said that Greece and Turkey should work their problems out without NATO intervention…