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Turkey court orders release of 2 Greek soldiers held since March

ISTANBUL, Aug 14, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – A Turkish court on Tuesday ordered the
release of two Greek soldiers detained since March on espionage charges for
illegally crossing the border, in a case that has added to tensions between
Athens and Ankara.

The court in the northern Edirne region ruled that the two soldiers would
now be tried without being held in detention, the state-run Anadolu news
agency said. It was not immediately clear if they would be able to return
home to Greece.

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