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Demonstration, burning of Turkish flags in Greece

NEWS DESK – Hundreds of Greeks demonstrated in the capital Athens and burned Turkish flags, denouncing the arrest of two soldiers lost the road by Turkey.

Greek right-wing demonstrators protested in the streets of Athens on Monday evening to protest Turkey’s arrest of two Greek soldiers for spying on Friday, the Guardian reported.

Pictures showed hundreds of Greeks burning Turkish flags in public squares in Athens, and the demonstrators marched towards the headquarters of the Turkish embassy.

The Turkish authorities arrested two Greek soldiers and were placed in detention on Friday for “espionage attempted,” after they entered Turkish territory during a patrol near the border.

Greek Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Yorgos Katrogalos denied his country’s intention to swap the two Greek soldiers held by eight Turkish soldiers who had sought refuge in Greece.