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A group of people from the self-proclaimed Greek anarchist group Ruvikonas on Sept. 13 attacked the Turkish Airlines office in Athens, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

The group initially attempted to force its way into the office but only damaged the glass door after failing to do so.

Nobody was inside the office at the time of the attack, which occurred outside of office working hours.

Greek police have been conducting investigations around the scene, and the anarchist group later claimed responsibility for the attack.

Ruvikonas had previously conducted a paint attack targeting the Turkish embassy in the Greek capital.

However, Ankara has condemned an attack against the office of the Turkish Airlines in Athens staged by the anarchist group.

“We condemn the attack perpetrated against the office of Turkish Airlines in Athens this morning, which caused material damage,” read a written statement issued by the Foreign Ministry on Sept. 13. 

“It has been reported by the Greek police that an anarchist group called ‘Rouvikonas’ (Rubicon) has claimed responsibility for the attack. The same group also perpetrated attacks against our embassy in Athens on July 26, 2016 and against our Consulate General in Komotini on Feb. 5, 2017,” said the statement. 

The ministry also expressed Ankara’s expectation “that the perpetrators of these acts against Turkish representations in Greece be arrested and brought to justice as soon as possible.”

September/13/2017

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