Turkey slams new prison leave for N17 hitman


The Turkish Embassy in Athens Tuesday condemned the decision of a Greek prison council to grant convicted November 17 terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas a seventh furlough.

“It is totally unacceptable that Koufodinas, a terrorist who shows no repentance for his despicable crimes, is allowed to take frequent vacations from prison and freely roam around his surviving victims and the families of the deceased,” the embassy said on its official Twitter account.

Koufodinas, the main hitman of the disbanded terrorist group November 17, was granted a furlough last week, and is expected to leave the minimum-security prison in Volos where he is being held on February 28.

He is serving 11 life sentences for multiple murders. N17 killed 23 people including politicians, businessmen, industrialists, publishers, as well as American, Turkish and British diplomats and officials.