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Briefing on Greek soldiers detained in Turkey

Briefing on Greek soldiers detained in Turkey


08 March 2018

The detention of two Greek soldiers for crossing the border has revealed Turkey’s increasingly assertive stance on issues of national sovereignty

  • Greece and Turkey are now embroiled in a series of extradition disputes over citizens held under their respective jurisdictions
  • The incident comes at a time of sensitivity around the two countries’ national borders, with growing tension in both the Aegean and East Mediterranean Seas
  • An assertive stance on such issues has added to the Turkish government’s nationalist credentials

Two Greek soldiers remain in Turkish custody after crossing the border on March 2. The soldiers, a sergeant and a lieutenant, were detained by a Turkish army patrol near Pazarkule before being taken to the provincial gendarmerie command in Erdine. The Greek government has demanded that the pair be released immediately…

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