MEPs to debate Turkey’s detention of two Greek soldiers 

MEPs will discuss the violation of human rights and the rule of law in the case of two Greek soldiers arrested and detained in Turkey.

They will quiz EU Foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on the steps to be taken to release the two soldiers detained since 2 March on charges of illegally crossing the border.

The two Greek soldiers were arrested in the border region of Edirne and have been detained since then on charges of espionage and illegally entering the country. The soldiers have said that adverse weather conditions on the day of their arrest disorientated them near the Greek-Turkish border, leading them to cross the Turkish borders without realising.

Greece has issued formal complaints to the EU and NATO over the detention of its two soldiers.

Debate: Tuesday, 17 April

Procedure:  Statement by the VP/HR