A rally in solidarity with the two Greek soldiers held in Turkey for inadvertently straying into the country is being organized for March 25 — Greek Independence Day — in Thessaloniki.
For those of you who don't know about this here is the story. Two Greek soldiers strayed into Turkey on a routine border patrol. You may say they should have known better-while they were in deep snow with poor visibility. A LT. and Sgt. are being held by the Turkish authorities since March 1, 2018. It seems the bad blood between these two ancient countries continues, they are using these to soldiers as pawns in a greater game. Unfortunately this is no game. They are being held behind bars not some resort ! I am not Greek but I don't have to be to contact my own US congressman or senator and ask for intervention on this matter. I implore anyone who is willing to empathize with these soldiers and help. Why am I posting about something that happened two weeks ago? Because I asked a Greek Stratego player who was good enough to let me know it was still going on. I like most people live in a short news cycle I had no idea this was still going on. Imagine if this situation came up in your own country.