Chrysochoidis: Unnecessary Violence Is Not Justified

ATHENS — "Unnecessary violence is not justified, and on this we are absolute," Citizen Protection Michalis Chrisochoidis said on Monday regarding the recent incident involving the police in Nea Smyrni, after his meeting with the Deputy Minister of Macedonia and Thrace, Stavros Kalafatis.

He said that the investigation will be completed soon, in order to reveal and attribute any disciplinary and criminal responsibility, while he rejected as "ridiculous" the complaints of main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance and opposition MERA 25 that democracy was "endangered" by such behaviour, saying that democracy had been endangered during their governance of the country.

Chrisochoidis announced that, on the second day of April, the first protection teams will be placed in some universities by existing forces of the Greek Police, until the recruitment and training of new police officers is completed in the autumn, as provided by the recently passed law.


ANKARA — Former US Sen Jeff Flake formally stepped into his new position as US ambassador to Turkey on Wednesday, after presenting his credentials to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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