Turkish Consulate General in Thessaloniki

Twelve members of the self-styled “Anarchist Federation” detained for illegal entry in the courtyard of the Turkish Consulate General in Thessaloniki on Thursday, to protest Turkey’s attacks on Syria will appear today Friday, before a prosecutor.

The ‘protestors’ were charged for “disturbing home peace” and “exposure to the threat of retaliation”, both misdemeanours.

According to an Internet posting on social media, the protest was “an intervention of solidarity to struggling Rojava by the Liberating Initiative of Thessaloniki and the anarchist collective Rouvikonas.”

The Greek Foreign Ministry condemned the act as “unacceptable and irresponsible.”

“We unequivocally condemn the illegal entry of members of an anti-establishment group into the courtyard of the Turkish Consulate General in Thessaloniki, where the Ataturk House is located,” the statement said.

“This was an unacceptable and irresponsible act. The competent Greek authorities, who reacted immediately, have already detained suspects and are taking necessary action to investigate the incident and bring those responsible to justice,” continued the ministry in a statement.

Meanwhile, police also detained an unknown number of people who protested at the Thessaloniki International Airport “Makedonia” by unfurling a banner at the Turkish Airlines check-in counter and shouted slogans against the military interventions in Syria.


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