Lt Angelos Mitretodis, 25 years old and Sgt Dimitris Kouklatzis 27 years old the two innocent members of the Greek Army who were seized by a Turkish special forces unit as they inadvertently had crossed the borderline between Greece and Turkey are still illegally in a Turkish prison. Professor Dr. Theodore Liolios (a former professor of Lt Angelos Mitretodis at the Hellenic Military Academy) is issuing an advisory statement and an appeal to the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The Arms Control Center is constantly studying the security environment in the area and is informing the international community that there is an imminent danger of an accident as both Greek and Turkish armed forces are on hair-trigger alert, which could precipitate a bloody war between Greece and Turkey. On the other hand, we propose the collaboration of our research center with other academic, governmental and non-governmental bodies in Turkey in an effort to de-escalate the situation establishing an arms control and verification agreement which would be for the benefit of both countries.

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