2 Greek soldiers remanded in northwestern Turkey

Soldiers say they lost their way and crossed the border due to bad weather

2 Greek soldiers remanded in northwestern Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two Greek soldiers were remanded into custody after they crossed the border in northwestern Turkey, inadvertently by their account, a security source said.

The soldiers, a lieutenant and a sergeant, are said to have lost their way at the border until they came across local Turkish patrol units, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The soldiers, detained near the Pazarkule district, said bad weather had led to their getting lost.

After encountering the patrol units, the soldiers were taken to the provincial gendarmerie command in Edirne.

The interrogation for Lieutenant Aggelos Mitretodis and Sergeant Dimitros Kouklatzis was completed, following which the court remanded them.

Security sources said the Greek soldiers are facing espionage charges for spying across the border and sending records on their phones to their superiors.

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