Turkish court rejects release of Greek soldiers for third time

Greek solider appeal

Turkish court

A Turkish court on Tuesday rejected for the third time an appeal to release from pre-trial detention two Greek soldiers who were arrested after accidentally straying into Turkish territory in early March, during a regular border patrol.

Greek soldier

According to Turkish media, the court again based their decision on two previous rulings which stated that the two men do not have a permanent residence in the country and may flee.

The decision means the servicemen will remain in custody until a trial date has been set by the judge.

Lieutenant Angelos Mitretodis and Sergeant Dimitris Kouklatzis have been detained for 83 days in a high security prison in Edirne. No charges have officially been brought against them.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.

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