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Tension on the Ankara-Athens line has been increasing for a while with the statements coming from the Greek front. While the world was counting down for the UN Summit in New York, a remarkable news came from the Greek press. Neighboring press announced Miçotakis’s Turkey plan.
Neighbor GreeceTurkey is on the agenda once again. The eyes of the world United NationsUN) While it was turned to New York, which hosts its headquarters, the neighboring press once again devoted its pages to allegations with Turkey.
CNN Greece, President Kyriakos MitsotakisHe announced the ‘Turkey plan’ to his readers with a scandalous headline.
Describing Turkey’s attempts as a ‘Turkish provocation’, the news portal claimed that ‘Athens has adopted a two-pronged approach to deal with the new crisis in its relations with its neighbor’.
In the news, the tactic that Athens will follow in New York was conveyed to the reader with the following statements;
‘While the Greek government is launching an information campaign about the Turkish provocation in New York today, Mitsotakis and Dendias are preparing to give a diplomatic response to the ever-rising Turkish rhetoric.’
CNN Greece wrote that Mitsotakis ‘on the one hand did not leave the war cries and anecdotal statements of Turkish politicians unanswered, on the other hand, brought the issue to the international arena at every opportunity.’
Underlining that Mitsotakis started this method with his meeting with Macron, the news said, “According to the information obtained, the prime minister will focus on the role of Greece as a reliable ally and partner, as well as being the pillar of stability in the region.”
In the news, Mitsotakis President It was underlined that he would address the general assembly after Erdoğan and that this would give the Greek Prime Minister the right to reply.
THE CRISIS STARTED WITH THE STATEMENTS OF MİÇOTAKİS
Relations between Turkey and Greece were strained after the statement of Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis in the USA.
Mitsotakis, without giving his name, referring to Turkey, ‘Greece is extending a hand of friendship to its neighbors. However, we will not tolerate violations of our sovereignty, our sovereign rights and overflights over the Greek islands, which must cease immediately. “I ask you members of Congress to consider the danger of a new instability on NATO’s southeast flank when making decisions about arms sales in the region.”
With these words, Miçotakis indirectly demanded not to approve the sale of F-16 aircraft to Turkey.
The Greek Prime Minister said, ‘I ask you members of Congress not to forget a wound that Hellenism has suffered greatly for 48 years and which still does not heal. I mean the attack on Cyprus and the violent splitting of the island. Two separate states in Cyprus, no one will never accept’ his words were applauded standing.
‘WE ARE LIVING IN A PERIOD OF TENSION’
Mitsotakis also made anti-Turkey statements at a panel held in Rotterdam within the framework of the 27th Congress of the European People’s Party.
According to Greek media, Mitsotakis, while referring to Turkey, said: ‘We are living in a period of tension, we cannot tolerate a new version of revisionism in history, fantasies about lost empires and displays of power that are not compatible with international law. “We will not consent to the violation of our sovereign rights,” he said.
“At this time, the last thing we need on NATO’s southeast flank is tension. Someone in Russia would be very happy about something like this,’ he said.