Three investigated in Greece for ‘insulting’ Turkish President Erdoğan
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The three suspects allegedly put up posters saying “No to Erdogan’s visit” in Komotini in Western Thrace, home to around 150,000 local Muslim Turks, prior to his historic visit to the region in December 2017.
They are also accused of leaving threatening notes on the doors of Turks and “insulting a foreign country’s leader.”
According to reports in the Greek media, Kostas Karaiskos, a member of the anti-minority group Spartakos who serves on the Komotini city council, is among the suspects.
In a statement posted on its website, Spartakos has admitted putting up the posters.
It remains unclear who left the threatening notes.
Erdoğan paid a two-day official visit to Greece last month, the first by a Turkish president in 65 years, including a visit to Western Thrace.