After the increasing provocations of Greece, President Recep Tayyip Erdoan’s statement “We may come suddenly one night”, the relations between Turkey and Greece were strained.
The tension between the two countries is also widely echoed in the European press. This tension was mentioned in Limes, the monthly geopolitical journal published in Italy.
In the news, it was stated that “the encrypted threat that Erdoan sent to Greece was even higher than the already boiling Aegean waters”, while it was underlined that Athens helped persuade Turkey from the European Union, NATO and the United Nations.
“GREECE’S DMANCA ACTIONS ‘TAIRED’ TRKYE”
Limes said, “Turkey’s loyalty is a reaction to the increasing provocations of Greece,” and continued with the news:
“Athens’ hostile actions are now on the agenda. The militarization of the Aegean islands close to the Anatolian coasts, in violation of the 1923 Lausanne Treaty, which risks preventing Ankara’s access to the sea in the medium term, is one of them. The last one is the five carrying out a NATO recognition mission in the Eastern Mediterranean. It was the destruction of the Turkish F-16 by the Greek S-300s stationed in Crete.”
“GREECE IS FEARED OF TRKYE’S OLAANST JEOPOLTK RISE”
In the continuation of the news, Limes stated, “Greece is afraid of Turkey’s extraordinary geopolitical rise. It is afraid of Ankara’s ability to play the bar at more than one table, its ability to establish itself as an indispensable actor (to the USA and others)”.
The magazine, which states that there is not much possibility of Turks and Greeks falling into each other’s trap, ended the news with words by quoting Erdoan’s words:
“However, the incandescent orbit between Ankara and Athens is increasing the likelihood of the situation getting out of control, exponentially. Suddenly. One night.”