Former foreign minister dismisses report on Turkish servicemen

Former foreign minister Nikos Kotzias has dismissed a report published on the Turkey-focused website Nordic Monitor that claimed Ankara was planning to execute a plan, with his knowledge, to secure the return of the eight Turkish servicemen it wanted extradited from Greece to stand trial in Turkey for their alleged role in the 2016 coup attempt.

Russia denies meddling

Three days after former Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias suggested that emails presented in Parliament by ex-defense minister Panos Kammenos as evidence that the former had favored a specific firm in a tender for issuing visas could have been hacked by the Russian secret services, the Russian Embassy in Athens Monday denied any meddling in Greece's domestic affairs.