April 26, 2018 / 10:52 AM / 7 months ago

EU's Juncker says Turkey must release two Greek soldiers

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras welcomes European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

ATHENS (Reuters) - Turkey must release two Greek soldiers detained on Turkish territory in March, EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker said on Thursday during a visit to Athens.

Juncker also urged Athens and Skopje to settle a decades-old row over Macedonia’s name.

“I want to highlight the urgency in solving this matter,” Juncker told Greek lawmakers after meeting Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Reporting by Michele Kambas; Writing by Renee Maltezou

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