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Government spokesperson Tzanakopoulos denies reports detained Greek soldiers in Turkey were transferred to Court

The matter is in the hands of Turkish justice, he said

The Greek government spokesperson, Dimitris Tzanakopoulos denied reports that the two Greek servicemen being held in a Turkish prison in Adrianople were transported to Court on Tuesday. During his press briefing, Mr Tzanakopoulos told reporters that the investigations were ongoing and that the Greek side was awaiting the charges against the Greek soldiers. He stressed the issue was a bilateral one, adding that Greece had not requested any third party to intervene on the matter. He pointed out that the development of the issue depended on the handling of the Turkish legal system. Responding to a question on whether Greek PM Alexis Tsipras was considering calling Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the spokesperson ruled such a prospect out for now. “At this point, such a thing is not on the agenda. Diplomatic moves will continue regarding the matter”, he told reporters.