Athens responds to Turk reports linking Greece to attack

Greek Foreign Ministry spokesman Constantinos Koutras (photo) on Monday responded to Turkish press reports suggesting that Greece may somehow be connected to a recent terrorist attack in Istanbul that resulted in the death of a senior prosecutor.

“The heavy death toll Greece has paid due to terrorism precludes even commenting on such reports, which have long and far surpassed the limits of the most imaginative and bizarre conspiracy theories,” Koutras said.

Turkey has accused Greece in the past of harboring Kurdish guerrillas.