Two men have been arrested in Athens in connection with the speedboat stopped near Chios earlier this week while carrying firearms and explosives.
Police said Thursday that the six people – three Greeks and three Turks – arrested on the boat and on Chios are facing felony charges related to alleged terrorist activity.
One of the men, Hasan Biber, has been identified by Turkish authorities as a member of extreme-left Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), which is believed to have carried out armed attacks in Turkey earlier this year.
Greek police said that two people arrested in Athens are also suspected members of the DHKP-C.
One of the men is aged 51, the other 48. One had a Bulgarian passport, the other a forged French one. They were not named but both are wanted by Turkish authorities and the 48-year-old was the subject of a European arrest warrant issued in Germany.
Officers said the two men were arrested during a search at the offices for the Solidarity Committee for Political Refugees in central Athens.
Another 15 people were questioned in Athens, Thessaloniki and Chios but later released.