Extremist Greek Tabloid ‘Executes’ President, PM


A Greek tabloid which printed a front-page cover showing doctored images depicting the country’s president, premier and foreign minister being ‘executed’ is being investigated by the authorities.

An ultra-right newspaper called Makeleio ran the extreme images in response to the provisional deal reached between Athens and Skopje over the ‘Macedonia’ name dispute.

The Photoshopped images depict Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias being shot by firing squad, with a headline reading: “Are there Greek patriots who disagree with this front page?”

A separate Photoshopped image shows a bloodied and injured President Prokopis Pavlopoulos lying on the ground.

An Athens prosecutor has ordered an investigation which will determine if charges of incitement can be filed.