Minister Akar’s reaction to Greece: This arrogance and recklessness is unacceptable


The insignia of the personnel who were promoted to a higher rank in the Turkish Armed Forces were given in a ceremony held at the Ministry of National Defense. to the ceremony Minister of National Defense Hulusi AkarChief of the General Staff Yaşar Güler, Land Forces Commander General Musa Avsever, Naval Forces Commander Admiral Ercüment Tatlıoğlu and Air Forces Commander General Atilla Gülan as well as deputy ministers.

Speaking at the ceremony that started with a moment of silence and the singing of the National Anthem, Minister Akar stated that appointments and promotions are important for military personnel and congratulated the personnel who were promoted to a higher rank. Emphasizing that August is the ‘month of victories’, Akar said that the great wars that determined the future, future and permanence of Turkish history took place in this month.



Reminding that Turkey was subjected to an invasion attempt 100 years ago, Minister Akar said, “Everyone should know that there is no bondage in the soul and DNA of our nation. We have successfully survived this disaster, as always, by saying ‘either independence or death’.” .

Mentioning that there have been very serious developments in the world recently, Akar said, “The economic crisis has swept the whole world, everyone is struggling with this crisis in one way or another. On the one hand, there is a grain food crisis, on the other hand, there is a security crisis as a result. If we had not solved this grain crisis, Security problems in Africa would reach much larger dimensions and could cause serious problems,” he said.

Minister Akar, President He noted that under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Republic of Turkey has become a “subject” in the international arena with its personality and identity politics.


Then, referring to the recent air violations and harassment by Greece, Minister Akar said, “Unfortunately, this bad neighbor harasses each other in various ways in the Aegean. Let’s make it clear once again that our navy, land and air forces never compromise when there is any kind of harassment. He will not,” he said.


Stating that Greece armed the islands in the Aegean in violation of the Lausanne and Paris agreements, Akar said: event it happened. In the past, we talked to the Americans for long-range zone air defense systems to defend our airspace, they did not give the Patriot air defense system. We talked to the French, they did not give SAMP-T. So we went and bought the S-400. The ground moved, saying ‘how can you get it’. Now, on August 23, the S-300s, a sub-model of this, have radar-locked Turkish F-16s operating in NATO. What our bad neighbor has done needs to be seen, understood and explained. “This much blatant arrogance and recklessness is unacceptable,” he said.



Reminding that Greece made a statement ‘We do not recognize the planes’, Minister Akar said, “The plans have been published everywhere, the programs have been made, on August 22, the Turkish Air Force elements will escort the US planes, a few days later the Greeks will escort them. He resorted to lies and denial, saying, ‘We do not know.

As part of the ceremony, 29 generals/admirals, 31 officers and 12 non-commissioned officers promoted to the Ministry of National Defense and the General Staff received their new insignia.


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