Arson attack against Turkish-owned cars in northern Greece

Arson attack against Turkish-owned cars in northern Greece

THESSALONIKI
Arson attack against Turkish-owned cars in northern Greece

Greek authorities say arsonists have targeted two vehicles owned by Turkish nationals, one of them a diplomat, in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, destroying the cars and damaging another four.

Police said the arsonists struck in the pre-dawn hours of June 10, pouring flammable liquid over the two cars.

One is owned by Turkish trade attache Serkan Buralı, the other by a Turkish national employed at an international financial institution headquartered in Thessaloniki.

Another four private cars parked nearby were severely damaged in the attack. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Greece condemned the arson attack, describing it as “unacceptable and irresponsible.”

“We vehemently condemn the arson attacks of [June 10] in Thessalonika targeting vehicles of a Turkish Consulate General personnel and a Turkish employee of Black Sea Trade and Development Bank,” the Greek Foreign Ministry said in a written statement.

The perpetrators of the attack will be brought to justice, the statement added.

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