Turkey has alternate plans if the agreement with the US to set up a safe zone in northern Syria does not work, Turkish defence minister says. The two countries agreed to set up a peace corridor in Syria to facilitate displaced people.
In a letter, the Turkish defence minister called for mutual respect and friendship after the US backtracked on offering F-35 training to pilots in response to Turkey purchasing Russian-made S-400 defence systems.
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras speaks on Turkey-Greece ties, refugee crisis, Cyprus dispute, and issues of Muslim Turks in Western Thrace, ahead of a two-day visit to Turkey.
Turkey is trying to maintain the current situation in the Aegean Sea, while Greece is taking a unilateral course that can harm Turkey's security and economic security.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras praised the decision as an "act of justice." The two soldiers have been held in a prison in the northwestern Turkish city of Edirne since March, on illegal entry and suspicion of attempted military espionage.
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