Turkish Consulate

Riot unit targeted in Thessaloniki

A riot police unit came under a barrage of Molotov cocktails on Agios Dimitriou Street, outside the Turkish Consulate, in Thessaloniki on Wednesday evening.

Initial reports said the incident occurred at around 8.15 p.m. when a group of assailants hurled the firebombs and then fled in the direction of nearby Kallithea Square. Police are investigating.

Muslim ND candidate withdraws from election race after alleged intel report

Mustafa Katranci, a parliamentary candidate for the Conservatives from the Rhodope province in northeastern Greece, announced on Monday he was withdrawing from the electoral race, after the main opposition claimed that his name was included in an intelligence report citing his alleged links to the Turkish Consulate in Komotini.

Tapping nationalist sentiment

New Democracy is clearly concerned that if the ultranationalist Niki party makes it into the next Parliament, it could gnaw away at the conservatives' majority, and this concern has prompted an effort to repatriate part of the far-right vote and redefine the party's agenda.

Tsipras denies PM briefing about Muslim candidate

SYRIZA - Progressive Alliance President Alexis Tsipras accused New Democracy leader and prime minister at the time Kyriakos Mitsotakis of lying and saying that he informed him before the election about alleged machinations of the Turkish consulate in the region of Rhodope in support of Muslim SYRIZA candidates.