Turkish Court Extends Prison Time for 2 Greek Soldiers

Published March 28th, 2018 - 10:28 GMT
Turkish court has ordered to lengthen the term of detention for 2 Greek soldiers with charges of crossing border lines in northern Turkey. (AFP/ File Photo)
Turkish court has ordered to lengthen the term of detention for 2 Greek soldiers with charges of crossing border lines in northern Turkey. (AFP/ File Photo)

A court on Tuesday extended the detention of two Greek soldiers, who were detained after they crossed the border in northwestern Turkey, according to a judicial source.

The court noted since the soldiers did not have permanent residency, they can run away when they are released, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media.

There is a concrete evidence showing the the crime has been committed by the suspects and the envisaged punishment for the act is 5 years imprisonment, the source added.

Two Greek soldiers had been remanded into custody earlier this month after they "inadvertently" crossed the border in northwestern Turkey.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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