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German journalists arrested at Greek-Turkish border: police

AFP  |  Athens 

Two German journalists were arrested at the Greek border with after allegedly entering a restricted area, local police said.

The pair, reportedly a 31-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, work for and said they were researching a story about the migration route that passes from this area, according to

They were taken to a local police station and will appear before a today.

Journalists arrested in over such incidents are usually released pending trial.

The Evros river on the Greek border with has for years been a crossing point for migrants and refugees seeking to enter Many die in the attempt from the cold or by drowning.

More recently, there have also been reports of illegal pushbacks of migrants back into Turkey, though the Greek state has officially denied such practises.

Last week, Turkish troops arrested two Greek soldiers in the same area. The two men, who are on trial in Turkey, say they lost their way in poor weather and entered Turkish territory by mistake.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 03:20 IST