PM’s meeting with Defence Minister Kammenos set for 17:00 on Tuesday

A meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, also head of the government junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL), has been set for 17:00 on Tuesday.

Announcing the meeting on Monday, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said its focus will be the issue of the two Greek soldiers being held in Turkey. The two, who have not yet been formally indicted by Turkish authorities, were arrested and held after straying across the Greek-Turkish border during a regular border patrol, in conditions of low visibility.