Greek politician resigns over Turkey business connections

Center-right New Democracy (NP) Party's Giota Trigoni quit party post Monday, claiming she was "exposed to oppression" for her business ties with Turkey

Greek politician resigns over Turkey business connections

World Bulletin / News Desk

Giota Trigoni, Greek ruling center-right New Democracy (NP) Party member resigned Monday as head of establishment and formation for the Dodecanese Prefecture, claiming she came under heavy pressure for her commercial ties in Turkey.

Stating she was "exposed to unprecedented attacks," Trigoni said her stakes in a Turkish hotel near Istanbul's popular Sultanahmet district made her a political target.

"Some said my commercial ties did not befit my political identity. My partnership in the hotel in nothing new. I am a shareholder in this hotel for the past three years," she told reporters.

Trigoni had also received criticism for her photograph exhibition "Athens Through My Eyes" which she opened in Greece just a short while ago. 

Trigoni is a dentist with business connections also in Lichtenstein.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Temmuz 2013, 18:26