Greek journalist found dead in Cairo: Foreign Ministry

Nikos Katsikas

Nikos Katsikas was correspondent for state news agency AMNA

Greek journalist Nikos Katsikas, who worked for a number of agencies and networks in Cyprus and Greece was found dead in his Cairo home last night.

The Greek journalist had been missing for a number of days. Police broke into his home and found him dead.

CNA, CyBC and Greek television have expressed their profound sadness over the death of the colleague and conveyed condolences to his family.

In a written statement, the Greek foreign ministry praised the late journalist as a conscientious professional, bound by a sense of duty, adding that the Greek consulate in Cairo maintains contact with the relevant authorities as more details of his death arise.

A statement said Nikos Katsikas, who also worked for Greek public broadcaster ERT, was found dead on Saturday.

Expressing condolences to the victim's family, the ministry said the Greek consulate in Egypt is in contact with Egyptian authorities.

Further information on circumstances surrounding the journalist’s death was not provided.