Two Turkish servicemen are being held by police in safe area, says ministry

The two Turkish army officers who were entered Greece through Evros and handed themselves in to the authorities on February 15 are being held by Greek police in a safe area, the Ministry of Citizen Protection said on Friday, responding to media reports.

Earlier, government sources categorically denied reports in a private television channel that the two officers are being held at the headquarters of Greeceā€™s National Intelligence Service (EYP).

The two officers arrived at the Orestiada police station in northeastern Greece with their lawyers and voluntarily handed themselves in, while applying for asylum in Greece.