EU asks Turkish president to return Greek servicemen
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 28
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The EU appealed to President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan with a request to return two Greek servicemen who illegally crossed the Turkish border.
This was noted by the Turkish president himself while he was commenting on the results of the visit to Bulgaria, the Turkish media reported March 28.
“In response to the request of the EU representatives, I replied that there is a law in Turkey, and no one can be above the law,” Erdogan said.
On March 2, two Greek servicemen were detained in Turkey. The incident occurred in the forest area around the Evros River, along which the border between the two countries runs.
The General Staff of Greek Armed Forces said that there was one junior officer among the Greek servicemen detained by Turkish border guards.
Commenting on the incident, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said that Ankara will not extradite two Greek servicemen who illegally crossed the Turkish border.