Far-right Devlet Bahtceli, leader of the Gray Wolves and a close associate of the Erdogan government, presented a map with half of the Aegean and Crete in red.
With his post, Kyriakos Mitsotakis asked Recep Tayyip Erdogan to clarify whether the map that his government partner displayed and was photographed with is Ankara’s official policy.
“Take a good look at this map. Crete, Rhodes, Lesbos, Chios, Samos are ‘swallowed’ by Turkey. Extremists’ delusion or Turkey’s official policy? Another challenge or a true goal? President Erdogan must make his position clear regarding the latest antics of his coalition partner,” the Greek Prime Minister said.
The Turkish president is hiding behind his government partner and the propaganda machines he has set up to support his government.
In the meantime, the newspaper “Kreti” gave a response to the Turkish provocation and the Bakhtseli map.
Cretan hospitality is well-known and famous, but when the conversation goes to the other side, then the eye turns to History.
And History says that when in 1941 some, supposedly dragons, umbrellas came down from the sky, the Cretan land did not prove to be particularly welcoming. Or rather it was to such an extent that many would-be invaders stayed in it forever.
Formerly the Turks? Every three or so they had to take up arms, because the Cretans revolted. The conquerors slept with one eye open. Until in 1913 the island was united once and for all with Greece.