With a triple attack on the prime minister, but also the government, as well as “warnings” that “a catastrophic end” may come for the Greek people, Recep Tayyip Erdogan returned to his provocative rhetoric after the NATO meeting, as reported by Sky’s correspondent , Manolis Kostidis.
Speaking at a military academy, and after his statements according to which “a war with Greece is not Turkey’s concern”, as well as an attack on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Turkish President repeated the complaints about violations of Turkey’s airspace by our country and suggested that Greece take “a lesson both from the developments in our region and from the events of a century ago”.
“To those who constantly attack us in our airspace, we give the necessary lesson where it is due, mainly with our air force and we will continue to do so.
“No one should have any doubt that we will protect our land, sea and air borders in the West, without making the slightest concession to our rights in the Aegean and fully utilizing the opportunities that international agreements give us.”
He continued with exhortations and “warnings”, saying that “instead of resolving our differences through dialogue and negotiation, they are hiding under the skirts of others and we recommend the administration of Greece, which is trying to sell dailiki, to learn a lesson from both developments in our region as well as from the events of a century ago”.
Erdoğan concluded by even calling on the Greeks to vote against the government, saying:
“It is a reality that politically, economically and militarily our neighbor in the Aegean is not on the same level as us.
“That is why in Turkey’s strategic calculations it has its rightful place.
“I hope that the Greek people will give the message and the lesson through the democratic way, to their rulers who run after adventures which will bring a disastrous end for the Greek people.”