Greece Takes Precautionary Measures in Light of ISIS Attack in Paris

14 November 2015
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The Greek government had an emergency meeting and decided on precautionary measures in light of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas, Immigration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas and National Intelligence Service (EYP) Commander Yiannis Roumbatis decided on emergency security measures. In addition, there was an emergency meeting at Greek Police Headquarters headed by the commander of the Counter-Terrorism unit.

Security will be beefed up at the embassies of France, Great Britain, and Italy, while the same will apply to all French, Italian, and British interest companies in Greece.

Meanwhile Greek Police are in contact with the French authorities in order to exchange data and see if jihadists in France have connections with other jihadists in Greece. So far, suspects of terrorism activities have been investigated by Greek authorities but no information has been given to the press.

Likewise, EYP are in constant contact with their counterparts in France, Italy, and Great Britain, along with other European intelligence services. Also the Counter-Terrorism Unit will investigate the online and telephone communications of refugees originating from Syria.

No Greek citizens among victims of deadly attack

There are no Greek citizens among the victims of the Paris ISIS attack, according to a statement by the Greek foreign ministry and the Greek Embassy in Paris.

No deaths or injuries of Greeks were reported at the Greek Embassy in the French capital. However the embassy has put in effect an emergency telephone line for Greek nationals in France.

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