Two Turkish service members arrested at Greek border released

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) – Two Turkish soldiers were released from Greek custody after they were arrested on Sunday for entering Greece illegally.

Both armies have released statements which differ slightly in the details.

The Turkish army statement, released first, said the soldiers were trailing migrants to keep them from crossing into neighbouring Greece, but accidently passed the border themselves.

The Greek army said that the first Turkish soldier, a non-commissioned officer reservist, had been detained at 11:00 a.m. Sunday about 1,540 metres inside Greek territory.

He had his rifle with him, but no ammunition.

The second Turkish soldier, a reserve officer trainee, was arrested three hours later, at 2pm carrying neither weapons nor ammunition.