Kathimerini: Minister uncertain about release of Greek soldiers held in Turkey19 July 2018 | 11:58 | FOCUS News Agency
Two days after a Turkish court ruled to keep the two soldiers in custody, Kouvelis told Skai radio that he was not in a position to predict when the pair would be released.
In the same interview, the leftist minister said that similar incidents were in the past resolved “with a simple telephone call,” adding that the soldiers’ continued detention was a politically-motivated decision by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“Erdogan is using [the incident] to sustain a certain level of tension with [Greece],” Kouvelis said.
The two soldiers have not yet been indicted.
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