Following a thorough inspection, no suspicious data were found in the cell phones of the two Greek military officers, who were arrested fifteen days ago for entering Turkish territory by a few hundreds of meters and are still in custody in the neighboring country, without any official charges having been brought against them. The cell phones were inspected in Ankara, in the presence of a Greek technical expert, and no indications of espionage were found.

At the same time, Athens is pressing by legal and diplomatic means for their prompt trial and release. Around late March, the two attorneys appointed by the Greek consul in Edirne will meet with the city’s public prosecutor, in order to file a new request for release. They will ask once more that a hearing date be fixed as soon as possible and until then, that the two Greeks be transferred from the prison to the Greek consulate.

 

Translation: Eleni Gogou