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Half of Greeks Unhappy With Athens' Handling of Soldier Crisis

One in two Greeks (51 percent) have a negative view of the way their government is handling the case of two soldiers jailed in Turkey, a poll shows. In the survey conducted by Pulse on behalf of Skai television, 30...

Greek Soldiers 'Face at Least 1 Month in Turkish Jail'

The two Greek soldiers jailed in Adrianople (Edirne) for inadvertently straying into Turkish territory will spend at least one month behind bars, according to local media. A state-run Anadolu Agency report claimed lawyers of the two Greek junior officers are...

NATO: Athens, Ankara Responsible for Resolving Greek Soldiers Issue

NATO has taken a step back from the brewing crisis between Athens and Ankara over the fate of two Greek soldiers being held in a Turkish prison. "This is an issue that must be resolved between Greece and Turkey," said...

Army Moves Commanders of Greek Soldiers Held in Turkey

The commanders of the two junior Greek army officers who are in custody in Turkey have been transferred to other posts. The commander of the 16th Motorized Infantry Division and the head of the 'Rimini' 3rd Mountain Brigade have been...

Tsipras-Mitsotakis Battle it Out in Parliament over 2 Greek Soldiers

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy president Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday exchanged verbal attacks over the issue of the two Greek soldiers arrested in Turkey. The main opposition chief asked Tsipras why he did not call Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

Turkish PM: Justice will Decide for the 2 Greek Soldiers

"Justice will do the right thing," said Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Wednesday in regards to the two Greek soldiers who were arrested inside Turkey's border. Yildirim made the statement to the Turkish press after Greece took the issue...

Greek PM Asks UN Secretary-General to Mediate in Release of 2 Soldiers Held by Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras asked United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to mediate in resolving the issue of the two Greek soldiers detained by Turkish authorities. During a telephone conversation, the Greek PM asked for the quick release of the junior...

OPINION: Athens at a Loss Over Jailed Greek Soldiers

The Greek government seems at a loss over the case of the two soldiers being held by the Turkish authorities. Despite the fact that the government spokesman, the foreign minister, the defense minister and his deputy, and other ministers and...

Pictures on Mobile Phones of 2 Greek Soldiers Eliminate Suspicions of Espionage

The photographs found on the mobile phones of the two Greek soldiers arrested for entering Turkey territory eliminates previous suspicions of entering a Turkish military zone and espionage. Lieutenant Aggelos Mitretodis and Sergeant Dimitrios Kouklatzis lost their orientation in bad...

US Ambassador to Greece: We are Following Closely the Situation of the 2 Soldiers Remanded in Turkey

"The United States is following closely the case of the arrest of the two Greek soldiers," said U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt on Friday, regarding the two soldiers who were stranded in Turkey and arrested. The U.S. ambassador spoke...