Former Hellenic Postbank head Filippidis back in Greece [Update]

Angelos Filippidis, the former chairman of Hellenic Postbank, who faces charges of fraud and money laundering in Greece, arrived at police headquarters in Athens on Wednesday, after being expelled from Turkey late on Tuesday.

“I came voluntarily, as I promised,” he told members of the press.

Filippidis was released by a Turkish court considering his extradition request on Monday after he was arrested in Istanbul on January 10. He claimed to be a victim of political persecution due to his alleged ties with former conservative Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis.

According to judicial sources in Athens, Filippidis’s expulsion from Turkey was the result of negotiations between the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Turkish authorities.

Filippidis was ordered to face prosecutor Giorgos Andreadis on Monday.

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