Greece arrests two Turkish service members at border

Greece arrests two Turkish service members at border

A Greek army spokesman says two Turkish military personnel have been arrested for allegedly crossing into Greece illegally.

The spokesman told The Associated Press the arrests took place along the border in northeastern Greece on Sunday. He denied Greek media reports that gunfire was exchanged during the incident.

The spokesman requested anonymity because the case is under investigation.

He says it's not clear how the Turkish service members entered Greece or what their ranks are. The Greek army is investigating if others attempted to come into the country.

Turkey arrested two Greek soldiers in March. Greek officials said they had veered off course while on patrol near the border. They were detained until last month, when they were released to Greece pending trial. [AP]

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.