Karayılan. AFP Photo
The head of the Greek
Defense Ministry's War Museum in Athens and three other generals have been removed from their posts by Defence Minister Panos Panayotopulos after a publication from senior Kurdistan Workers’ Party
(PKK) figure Murat Karayılan was displayed at the museum on Nov. 28, daily Hürriyet reported today.
Foreign Affairs Ministry previously released a statement Nov. 29 condemning the presentation of the book.
“Greece condemns all forms of terrorism unequivocally. This is also the position of the European Union
as a whole, as a matter of principle and as concerns the PKK
organization,” the statement said.
The statement went on to claim the book had been included in the event “without the knowledge of the authorities responsible.”
In a statement released by the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Nov. 30, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
personally conveyed his unease over the incident during a telephone conversation with his Greek
counterpart, Dimitris Avramopoulos, on Nov. 29.