Greece seeks EU, NATO help over soldiers arrested in Turkey

Greece’s defense minister says he has complained to the European union and NATO following the arrest of two Greek soldiers in Turkey after they strayed across the border during a patrol last week.

Panos Kammenos said the two men, a lieutenant and a sergeant, were arrested a “few meters” inside Turkish territory while on a patrol against migrant smuggling. He attained the remarks in Brussels on Tuesday while attending a session of EU defense ministers.

A Turkish tribunal in the border city of Edirne rejected a request for their provisional release.

The incident has further strained closer relations between the two NATO allies who have longstanding disputes over maritime boundaries and commercial rights.

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