The Greek foreign ministry, in an announcement on Monday, unequivocally condemned the arson attacks on vehicles belonging to the Turkish diplomatic delegation in Thessaloniki. The ministry's full announcement is as follows:
"We condemn in the most unequivocal manner the arson attacks that were carried out today in Thessaloniki, which caused damages to the vehicles of an employee of the Turkish consulate and a Turkish employee of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, as well as to other nearby private vehicles. Such unacceptable and irresponsible actions go against the values and principles that govern Greek political culture, and will not achieve their objective. The competent Greek authorities are taking all necessary action to investigate the incidents and to bring those responsible to justice."