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    Greek Deputy Defense Minister Kostas Isihos said that European media should stop its anti-Greece campaign.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – European media should stop its anti-Greece campaign, Greek Deputy Defense Minister Kostas Isihos told Sputnik Thursday.

    Earlier this month, Member of the European Parliament Dimitrios Papadimoulis filed a request to the European Commission urging an end to the hostile media campaign toward Greece.

    “We cannot understand these massive attacks from influential media, especially European ones, but also from the Greek media, which are constantly targeted against the Greek people,” Isihos said.

    Isihos explained that the Greek people have been told on a daily basis over the past six weeks that the cash machines are about to close.

    “I think that the Greek people have become a bit tired of all this performance and we need to counteract this in some way,” Isihos added.

    Recently, Greece has been in the focus of international media attention over a stalled bailout deal with its international creditors. The left-wing Syriza party which won the January elections has resisted austerity measures demanded by its creditors in exchange for a loan extension. EU politicians have also discussed the so-called Grexit, the possibility of Greece leaving the Eurozone.

    Last month, Athens and Eurozone finance ministers reached an agreement to extend Greece's bailout for another four months.

    The new deal stipulates that Greece carry out all remaining austerity reforms required by creditors prior to receiving further aid.

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