Terrorists arrested in Greece planned to assassinate Turkey’s Erdogan

Members of an outlawed militant group detained in Athens were planning to assassinate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan while he was visiting Greece, says a report.

Greek newspaper To Vima reported on Sunday that the group of nine members of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) had planned to kill Erdogan with rocket launchers, grenades and Molotov cocktails.

According to the report, two groups of militants were to attack Erdogan’s convoy from the sides while a third group was to attack from the vehicle’s behind.

Security forces are still trying to locate the group’s munitions stash which is thought to be hidden in the mountains close to Athens.

The group of Turkish nationals were arrested on November 28, as part of an investigation linked to various Turkish militant groups.

The development came just a week ahead of a planned visit to the Greek capital by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on December 7-8.