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Greece: Assailants Set Turkish Consulate Employee's Car on Fire

Greece: Assailants Set Turkish Consulate Employee's Car on Fire

Monday, 23 December, 2019 - 08:30

Unknown assailants set the car of a Turkish consulate employee ablaze early on Monday in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, a police official said.


Authorities were investigating the incident which took place around 3:30 am, Reuters reported.


"There was extended damage," said the official who declined to be named.


There were no injuries. Arson attacks are not uncommon in the country which has a history of political violence.


Athens and Ankara, NATO allies, are at odds over various decades-old issues ranging from mineral rights in the Aegean Sea to ethnically split Cyprus.


A recent deal between Turkey and Libya over maritime boundaries has angered Greece, which sees the move as infringing its own sovereign rights.


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