Turkish police have arrested a Greek police officer visiting the neighbouring country, the Greek Reporter said on Monday.
The 41-year-old officer from Greece’s northeastern town of Evros, which borders Turkey, was arrested along with a woman for entering an area in the country that is banned to the public, it said.
It is not clear where the officer, who was in Turkey to visit Istanbul, was taken into police custody, according to the Greek Reporter.
The news outlet cited a family member of the police officer saying the Greek national was arrested over what Turkish authorities are have designated as “customs violations.”
Turkey-Greece relations have been plagued for years over a string of issues, including competing claims over jurisdiction and hydrocarbon resources in the Eastern Mediterranean, air space, energy, the ethnically split island of Cyprus and the status of islands in the Aegean.