ATHENS, Greece- 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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