Greek Authorities Arrest Two Turkish Men in Connection with Fatal Gangland Shooting

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Greek Police Detain Two Turkish Men in Connection with Fatal Gangland Shooting of Six Turks

Greek authorities announced on Wednesday that they have arrested two Turkish men on suspicion of involvement in the deadly gangland shooting of six other Turks in Greece last month.

The victims, believed to be members of an international crime group, were ambushed and killed in a car outside Athens on September 11. The group had made a brief stop in Greece on their way to Turkey. Such mass shootings are uncommon in Greece, leading authorities to suspect connections with foreign-based criminal organizations.

According to a police statement, one of the detained suspects had arranged the victims' stay in Greece and their travel plans to Turkey, but allegedly lured them into the fatal ambush in the town of Artemida.

The six victims were attacked in their car as they were driving to Athens airport. The killers then approached and shot them at close range, targeting their heads.

Artemida, located about 20 kilometers east of Athens and close to the airport, served as the site for the ambush.

One of the suspects, a 32-year-old man, was apprehended at the airport shortly after the shootings, as he was about to board a flight to an eastern Aegean Sea island near the Turkish coast. On Tuesday, a 28-year-old man was also detained in Athens.

The arrests were made possible through cooperation with Greece's secret service and counter-terrorism squad, as well as information exchanges with authorities from other countries.

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