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Greek Military Court for two Greek soldiers arrested in Turkey (UPD)

Greek military court for the two Greek soldiers who were arrested in Turkey and remained in custody for 5.5 months. Second Lieutenant Angelos Mitretodis and Sergeant Dimitris Kouklatzis will have to testify to a military court about about the circumstances that they led to their arrest by Turkish soldiers last …

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Two Greek soldiers in Turkish custody are to be set free in the next hours

The two Greek soldiers, Mitretodis and Kouklatzis, in Turkish custody since March 1st are to be set free in the next hours. According to preliminary information, the unexpected move has surprised also the soldiers’ lawyers who were supposed to submit one more release request. Τhe news was first reported by …

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Turkish court rejects 6. release request for two Greek soldiers

A Turkish court has ruled to keep in custody the two Greek soldiers who were detained in Turkey on March 1st. It is the sixth release request the soldiers’ lawyers have submitted. So far no charges have been pressed, the Greek soldiers remain in high security prison in Edirne, North-Western …

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Turkey rejects 4. request to release the two Greek soldiers

For one more time, Turkish authorities rejected the request to release the two Greek soldiers in custody for the 111st consecutive day and without charges. Lieutenant Aggelos Mitretodis and non-commissioned officer Dimitros Kouklatzis were taken to the court of Edirne from the high security prison in the same area. they …

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Turkey rejects third request to release the two Greek soldiers

A court in Edirne, North-West Turkey, has rejected the third petition to release the two Greek soldiers in custody in high security prison and without pressed charges on the 84th consecutive day. The court rejected the petition filed by the soldiers’ lawyers with the argument they had no permanent residence …

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Kotzias – Pompeo talk Cyprus, Turkey, two Greek soldiers in custody

Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, met with US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo at the Department of Sate in Washington on Monday. Regional issues, especially those in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, Cyprus, Turkey were high on the agenda, while also the issue of two Greek soldiers in …

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Turkey slams Juncker over release of two Greek soldiers

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on April 26 rejected a statement by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the detention of two Greek soldiers in Turkey.  “With these remarks … EU authorities lose their credibility and reliability day by day,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a statement. Aksoy’s remarks came …

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Turkish court rejects 3. release request by the two Greek soldiers

A Turkish court rejected the third release requested submitted by  the lawyers of the two Greek soldiers in custody in high security prison for 55th consecutive days. For the time being the prosecutor has not raised charges against the soldiers who accidentally entered into Turkish soil on March 1st. The …

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EU Parliament calls on Turkey to immediately release the two Greek soldiers

The Plenary of the European Palriament has compiled a motion for a resolution “on the violation of human rights and the rule of law in the case of two Greek soldiers arrested and detained in Turkey.” It calls for the Turkish government to immediate release the two Greek soldiers and …

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EP Plenary debates case of Two Greek Soldiers in Turkish custody on Tue

The ongoing case of the two Greek soldiers in Turkish detention since March 1st will be debated in the Plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday. The debate comes after  initiatives by the fractions of the Europe United Left and conservative European People’s Party. The debate will include …

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PM Tsipras: “The Sultan” has to explain why Turkey has the two Greek soldiers still in detention

The Good Week started in Greece with the continuation of the war of words with neighboring Turkey, in new high tones. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sent a strong-worded response to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who for one more time linked the case of the two Greek soldiers with the eight Turkish …

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Greece slams Turkey’s “foot-dragging” on two Greek soldiers

Athens called on Ankara to clarify the reasons why the two Greek soldiers are still being held in Turkish custody. The soldiers were arrested on March 1st, when they accidentally crossed into Turkey and are being held in custody in high security prison in Edirne, without that the prosecutor has …

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Turkish court extends custody for two Greek soldiers in Edirne high security prison

The prosecutor of the court in Edirne – Adrianoupolis – extended on Tuesday noon the custody for the two Greek soldiers currently in high security prison of the city. Their lawyers had submitted a release application. Now they will be allowed to submit a new release application after one month, …

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Turkey claims “military sketch” was discovered on a cell phone of the two Greek soldiers

Turkey claims to have discovered one “military sketch” on one of the cell phones of the two Greek soldiers still in custody in the high security prison of Edirne in Northwestern Turkey.  State news agency Anadolu and newspaper Hurriyet reported Thursday noon that examination on the external memory card of …

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Orestiada: Solidarity protest with the two Greek soldiers in custody in Turkish prison

Dozens of people cycled from Orestiada to the border crossing of Katsanies in solidarity with the two Greek soldiers in Turkish custody in the high security prison of Edirne. Members of cyclists’ association of Orestiada ‘Risos’ but also citizens participated in the protest on cycles on Sunday morning. Cyclists’ action …

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Turkish court rejects release of two Greek soldiers – What’s next?

Turkish judicial authorities have postponed an appeal hearing against the imprisonment on remand of the two Greek soldiers arrested last week. “The hearing will take place some time this week,” the lawyers of the two Greeks said. They had applied for the clients’ release from Edirne prison early on Monday. …

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Two Greek soldiers arrested by Turkish Army in the area of Evros river

Two Greek soldiers were arrested by units of Turkish army near the natural border of the two countries, the Evros river. The two Greeks, a lieutenant and a soldier commissioned for 5-years, were on patrol in Kastanies on Thursday (March 1st) morning. The Greek Ministry of Defense said in a …

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