In a house by the river
- Nov 25, 2009
- Reaction score
- Denmark, Grena
- Political Leaning
Unknown assailants threw firebombs outside the Turkish consulate in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki on Saturday but no one was injured.
The incendiaries thrown by a group of around 15 people were aimed at the guard post outside the consulate, which is manned by Greek police.
"We consider this an attack against Greek police rather than against the consulate," police told AFP.
The attackers subsequently escaped into Aristotelio University, which is located near the consulate. Attacks by suspected anarchists on police and government targets near the university are common in the city.
Another firebomb had been thrown at the consulate's outer fence on Aug. 12, an attack which the Greek government condemned as a "criminal act."
Turkish consulate in Greece targeted in firebomb attack - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review