Nobody can say when two Greek servicemen will be released, says Alt. Defence Min

Nobody can say for certain when the two Greek servicemen held at Edirne prison in Turkey will be released, Alternate Defence Minister Fotis Kouvelis said on Thursday. In parallel he noted that the detention of the two soldiers appears to be part of an ‘unacceptable’ nationalist agenda adopted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of the general elections in Turkey.

During a parliamentary session, Kouvelis forecast that Turkish provocations will not stop since the neighbouring country’s leadership is seeking to establish a field of alleged “disputed issues” in this way, through which it will seek to gain a foothold in the wider region of Cyprus’ EEZ.

However, Kouvelis said that Greece will not enter into any kind of discussion on its national sovereign rights as outlined in specific treaties, namely those of Lausanne and Paris.