Athens urges Tirana to exercise restraint regarding Albanians' deaths

Athens has expressed annoyance at suggestions by the Albanian Foreign Ministry that the deaths of four Albanian nationals over the past two weeks in Greece were related to far-right extremism.

"The generalizations being attempted by the Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, connecting different criminal cases and attributing them to an 'unwaged campaign of hate and violence,' have no relation to reality and are unacceptable," Greek Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexandros Gennimatas said on Wednesday.

He was responding to an earlier statement from Tirana, calling on Greek authorities "to denounce and put on a break any effort from Golden Dawn or other extremist segments to violate Albanians' security and dignity."

Four Albanians died in Greece in the past two weeks including one killed by an alleged Golden Dawn Greek supporter, another shot by Greek police while...

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