The issue of the arrest and detention of the two Greek soldiers by Turkish authorities will be discussed on Tuesday at the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The EPP and the Left submitted a joint proposal so that the issue will be discussed at the plenary. MEPs will discuss human rights violations and the rule of law in Turkey, in the presence of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini.

The plenary will discuss the steps to be taken for the release the two soldiers and a voting procedure will follow on Thursday 19 April on the procedure to be followed for their release.