Greek Woman Slightly Injured in Istanbul Explosion

November 14, 2022

ATHENS – “According to the latest update from the Turkish authorities, among those injured during yesterday’s explosion in Istanbul was a Greek woman, who was slightly injured by a piece of glass and is being treated out of danger in a hospital in the city,” the foreign affairs ministry said in a statement on Monday.

“The consular authorities are providing all possible assistance,” it added.

(Read also: Turkey Detains 1, Suspects Kurdish Militants behind Bombing)

(Read also: The Ecumenical Patriarch at the Site of the Explosion in Peran)

The Greek woman who sufferred a minor injury during Sunday’s explosion in Istanbul will be transferred to Greece, following a communication between Greek Health Minister Thanos Plevris and the woman’s family lawyer in Istanbul, it was announced on Monday evening.

Oikonomou on terror attack in Istanbul: The government stands firm against any terror attack

Government spokesperson Yiannis Oikonomou on Monday expressed his sincere condolences over the lethal bomb attack in Istanbul and said that the Greek government remains firmly opposed to any sort of terrorist action. Oikonomou was speaking during the daily press briefing, where he had been asked to comment on a statement made by Turkey’s interior minister, who said that the woman arrested as a suspect for the terrorist attack would have fled to Greece if she hadn’t been arrested.

“I would like to express my sincere condolences. The government is firmly opposed to every terrorist act. What happened was horrendous and utterly abhorrent. The country has an open front with any expression of terrorism everywhere in the world,” he said.

Asked if Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias’ statements are adopted by the government, Oikonomou said: “Absolutely, Mr. Dendias says what the government says”.


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