Greek police detains 9 Turks ahead of Erdoğan visit

Greek police found bomb making equipment and detonators during an early-morning raid at three addresses in Athens on Tuesday, it said in a statement
A Greek police expert investigates a house as his colleagues secure the area after an operation in Athens, Tuesday, Nov. 28. 2017
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 03:15

Greek counter-terrorist services have detained nine people thought to hold Turkish citizenship in Athens ahead of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to the country. 

Nine persons - eight men and a woman - were being questioned for alleged links to DHKP/C, an outlawed group blamed for a string of attacks in Turkey. The police statement said 'commercial goods, which could potentially be used in making explosive materials' were found.

The detentions come a week ahead of a scheduled visit to Athens by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.