How Tsipras Botched Release of Two Greek Soldiers Held in Turkey

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)

When Lt. Angelos Mitretodis and Sgt. Dimitris Kouklatzis, while on patrol in bad weather on March 1, strayed into Turkey – which happened before by both sides – Greek government spokesman Dimitris “Spin” Tzanakopoulos, who wasn’t on patrol with them, said they’d be released in a day or two.
It’s been four months and for the sake of these men doing their duty while people who are now government officials and did serve in the military could count on soft …

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