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Turkish court releases two Greek soldiers pending spying trial - Anadolu Agency

Turkish court releases two Greek soldiers pending spying trial - Anadolu Agency
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?   -   Copyright  STRINGER(Reuters)
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A Turkish court released two Greek soldiers pending their trial on espionage charges, state-run news agency Anadolu said on Tuesday, in a case that has fuelled tensions between the two neighbouring NATO allies.

Greece has said the soldiers crossed into Turkey by mistake while following the trail of suspected illegal migrants. Turkish courts ordered their detention in March on suspicion of illegal entry and attempted military espionage.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and Ali Kucukgocmen; editing by John Stonestreet)

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