Midnight Distress: Greek Soldiers Fate in Erdogan’s Hands

FILE - Turkish paramilitary police officers escort Greek soldiers Aggelos Mitretodis and Dimitros Kouklatzis in Edirne, Turkey, Friday, March 2, 2018. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

Let’s hope Greek 2nd Lt. Angelos Mitretodis and Sgt. Dimitris Kouklatzis haven’t seen the 1978 movie Midnight Express that detailed the horror a young American named Billy Hayes faced in prison after being convicted of drug offenses.

It was such a brutal experience that the film almost singlehandedly ruined Turkey’s tourism market with people afraid to wind up in the same spot and pictured Turks as sadistic beasts and decades later prompted a documentary, Midnight …

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