Turkish court releases two Greek servicemen; pair back home on Wed.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 01:23

Angelos Mitretodis, one of two Greek soldiers who were detained after crossing the border into Turkey, is escorted by Turkish gendarmes as he leaves from a courthouse in Edirne, Turkey August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ilkyaz Savas NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES?

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Two Greek servicemen held in Turkey since early March were freed without restrictions on Tuesday by a court in the western border city of Edirne, and are expected to return to Greece on Wednesday.

The court ruled on a motion to free the men, adding that there were no reasons to kept them in pretrial detention.

A goverment executive jet will bring back the pair from Edirne on Wednesday morning. In a brief court appearance, they reiterated that they entered Turkish territory by mistake, having followed footprints in the snow.

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