Three Turks arrested over fake Greek IDs

Three Turks arrested over fake Greek IDs

Three Turkish nationals were arrested in downtown Athens on Wednesday night for possession of fake Greek identity cards.

The suspects were discovered during a random stop-and-search encounter with officers of the DIAS motorcycle-riding unit.

During questioning at Athens’ Security sub-directorate, the suspects claimed that they fled Turkey because they were being persecuted for being supporters of the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Two of the three men said they were former officers, a claim that was confirmed by police.

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