Greek ambassador to Azerbaijan summoned to Athens for consultations

The Greek ambassador to Azerbaijan has been summoned back to Athens by order of Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, according to an announcement on Wednesday, after assertions made by the Azerbaijani government that the Greek State was allegedly showing tolerance for the preparation of terrorist actions.

In particular, a statement by the foreign ministry said: “Following the completely unsubstantiated and insulting allegations made by the government of Azerbaijan regarding supposed tolerance on the part of the Greek state for preparation of terrorist actions, efforts to recruit terrorist fighters, and cyberattacks from Greek territory on Azerbaijan, in the context of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, a stern demarche was made to the Azeri Ambassador yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”

Following the demarche, the ministry statement added, the Greek Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nikolaos Piperigos, “was summoned to Athens for consultations, by decision of Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias.”