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Members of the Greek extreme right Golden Dawn party hold red flares outside the town hall of Perama town, near Athens, during an election campaign rally in this April 23, 2012 file photo. To match Special Report GREECE-CRISIS/DAWN REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis/File

Members of the Greek extreme right Golden Dawn party hold red flares outside the town hall of Perama town, near Athens, during an election campaign rally in this April 23, 2012 file photo. To match Special Report GREECE-CRISIS/DAWN REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis/File

Members of the fascist Greek party Golden Dawn attacked the car of the Turkish consul general to Komotini, İlhan Şener, yesterday in Kavala, according to reports.

Holding Greek flags, a group of nearly 30 protestors from Golden Dawn chanted slogans against Turkey outside Kavala Municipality and attacked Şener’s car while he was meeting with Kavala Mayor Kostas Simichis.

Şener and his accompanying delegation had to stay within the building for more than an hour due to the incident. Later, the group left the municipality under a police escort.

Greece has seen a surge in neo-Nazi activity, with Golden Dawn winning an unprecedented 18 seats with 7 percent of the vote in June 2012 parliamentary elections.

January/10/2013

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Aleka Akar

1/14/2013 9:14:44 AM

Golden Dawn members should join Grey Wolf members of Turkey in the bottom of the Aegean sea.That comment of Nikos is the only comment I agree with and every sensible person, Turk or Greek should agree with it. I hate the neonazi in Greece, in Turkey, everywhere. Also, I hate all those who get rich with wars and make us kill each other but most of all I hate our own stupidity and blindness that makes us indeed kill each other or send our children to war just for some to be even more rich.

Cilginbebek Ms

1/11/2013 2:36:57 AM

@ Chris Tahos: Golden Dawn has a strong following in Greece, and based on recent Greek polls fascism is steadily rising. The US State Department has issued warnings to travelers to avoid traveling within Greece due to human rights violations, and bias attacks on the rise. Other countries have issued similar warnings. I never extrapolated one person's actions to a who nation, I merely pointed out that the majority of Greeks approve of this behavior based on polling.

Nuri Karan

1/11/2013 12:50:07 AM

not worth commenting.... as usual bunch of loooooosers, without borders ...

kerem atan

1/10/2013 7:35:48 PM

@Cilginbebek Ms, greeks probably think they have an advanced democracy which also embodies racism and xenophobia.with the economic downfall,they find it legitimate to justify the assaults against foreigners. especially if a turkish is subject to these racist attacks,they try to overlook or play down the importance of issue.even the comments of the greeks sum it all up.they always have buts about it rather than condemning the attack entirely...

Chris Tahos

1/10/2013 7:15:00 PM

@ Cilginbebek Ms.Nobody sensible justifies such attacks.Extremists exist everywhere, which includes Turkey.It would be equally unjust ,to blame the whole Turkey, due to Hrant Dink 's killing.

Cilginbebek Ms

1/10/2013 4:34:05 PM

That is a nice way to justify a Nazi attack. There is a rise in fascist groups in Greece and racial attacks. This proves my point. No one is safe in Greece that is a foreigner. They don't belong in the EU. Your economy failed, you borrow beyond your limits and don't repay your debts, don't produce or manufacture anything, and then blame foreigners for your problems and attack them. Very Democratic Country! And this is suppose to be the cradle of Democracy.

Nikos T.

1/10/2013 4:16:29 PM

Mr İlhan Şener behavior is well known in Greece. However acts of violence are indications of low intelligence and fanaticism. As I 've said before, Golden Dawn members should join Grey Wolf members of Turkey in the bottom of the Aegean sea.

Georgios Milopoulos

1/10/2013 2:43:12 PM

Of course an attack to a foreign diplomat, neither the actions of a Nazi organization like Golden Down is, can be supported by any democratic person, not only in Greece but worldwide. The point however for this certain dimplomat, Mr İlhan Şener, is that many times, behaving like a governor of Komotini and the neigbour area.The activities of the consulate during the last years are not always in the limits of its role as a consulate of a foreign country.
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