Athens is accusing Ankara of trying to "manipulate history" after the Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Tuesday denouncing comments by Greek politicians on the anniversary of the Pontic genocide, the massacre of ethnic Greeks by the Turks during World War I and the subsequent Greek-Turkish war.
Three people - two Greeks aged 58 and 49 and a foreign national, 35 - have been arrested in the northern port city of Thessaloniki on charges they held 11 migrants for ransom, including two minors, in a room on the terrace of an apartment building.
It was not immediately known how long the migrants had been held.
They were freed after a police raid on Thursday night.
Undeniably, the public sector is the most backward section of the Third Greek Republic. Digitized services are still in a primitive condition and state archives are not electronically backed up, while the current public accounting system functions under draconian logic. All these contribute profoundly to the socio-economic crisis' protraction.
Despite frustrations with the European Union, the government, the economy and immigration, the majority of Greeks are more likely to express empathy towards refugees than to blame them for their circumstances, according to a report by More in Common, an international non-profit organization with teams around the world.