Four Greek generals discharged over display of PKK publication
Karayılan. AFP PhotoThe 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.
The Greek 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.