Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited on Sunday the city of Orestiada to attend the commemoration events and the parade for Greece’s Independence Day.
“Today, Greece’s Independence Day, I feel obliged to be here in the border (with Turkey) city of Orestiada, the town of one of the Greek servicemen that are held in a Turkish prison. I want to reassure everyone that we are doing whatever possible in order for the two servicemen to return as soon as possible to Greece” said Mitsotakis.
Mitsotakis underlined that the aim of his presence is to honour the Greeks of the outermost regions. “Those who despite the adversities are holding the country’s flag high. Greece’s Independence Day is an opportunity to consider from where we came and wher we are now, a nation without many means that succeeded which many believed impossible in that period (1821), to claim and gain its independence from the Ottoman Rule”.
Mitsotakis also met in Orestiada with the parents of the two servicemen that are in the Turkish prison in Edirne. The meeting was held at Mitsotakis’ initiative.
According to ND’s sources, Mitsotakis reassures them that he is doing whatever possible in order their children to return as soon as possible to Greece.