In a written statement released this week, Greek police have denied rumors regarding the training of jihadists in Greece. The statement cited a thorough investigation of a Greek company located in Markopoulo outside Athens.
The police statement was released after Greek broadcaster ANT1 reported that an investigation had taken place. According to media reports, the investigation was prompted by information provided by American intelligence agencies, which suggested that jihadists were potentially being trained within Greece. The agencies identified a total of 800 people who had received “certifications.”
Greek police have completed their investigation of the Markopoulo company; according to authorities, it was training and granting “certifications” to aircraft pilots of Greek and foreign origin. The report concluded that none had any suspected connection with jihadists.