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PM Office: Talk of Exchange of Greek Soldiers for Turkish Asylum Seekers Unacceptable

The Greek prime minister's office on Sunday issued a statement saying that any talk about an exchange of the two Greek soldiers for the eight Turkish servicemen who are granted asylum is unacceptable. The statement came after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Erdogan Calls for Peace with Greece and Exchange of Greek Soldiers with Turkish Asylum Seekers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called for peace and cooperation with Greece but also asked to exchange the two Greek soldiers with the eight Turkish servicemen who sought asylum in Greece. According to Anadolu Agency, Erdogan spoke on...

Greek President Speaks with Father of Soldier Detained in Turkey

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos spoke on the telephone with Nikos Mitretodis, father of soldier Angelos Mitretodis who along with Dimitrios Kouklatzis are held in Turkey. The Greek president asked the father of the one of the soldiers...

Ankara Calls Athens 'Irresponsible' after Erdogan was Descibed as a 'Sultan'

Turkey's foreign ministry called the statement made by the Greek prime minister's office on Sunday; in which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is described indirectly as a 'Sultan',  'irresponsible'. "The rhetoric reflected in yesterday's announcement by the Greek Prime Minister's office...

Athens Responds to Turkey: Greece is Not Governed by a Sultan

Maximos Mansion has issued a strongly-worded statement in response to comments made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the two Greek soldiers held in Turkey and the eight Turkish army officers who sought asylum in Greece. The Turkish president...

New Petition for Release of Greek Servicemen Denied by Turkish Court

The new objection filed by the lawyers of the two Greek soldiers detained in Turkey has been denied by the local court on Thursday and they will remain in custody. According to Anadolu agency, the objection filed against the court...

Greece to Object to Turkish Court after the Denial to Release the 2 Greek Soldiers

The lawyers of the two Greek soldiers on Wednesday will file an objection to a Turkish court's decision that denied the release of the two Greek soldiers held in custody in Edirne, according to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA). The...

EU Calls on Turkey to Release Greek Soldiers Before Easter

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called on Turkey to release the two Greek servicemen currently detained in Edirne. The statement was made during a joint press conference with European Council President Donald Tusk and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following the...

EU-Turkey Summit Agenda: Greek Soldiers, Aegean, Cyprus EEZ

Greece expects to hear Turkey's position on the the two Greek soldiers issue and the provocations in the Aegean and Cyprus' EEZ, during the EU-Turkey Summit in Varna, Bulgaria on Monday evening. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that he...

ANEL Chief: Coalition with Tsipras will Continue through End of Term

The coalition with SYRIZA will continue until the end of the term, said junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos on Monday, putting an end to speculation that his relationship with Alexis Tsipras has soured. The ANEL chief - who is also...