The move by NATO to delete the unacceptable post it had made about the Asia Minor Disaster was not received so well in Ankara, with the Ministry of Defense in Turkey proceeding with an angry post – protest. “It is unacceptable that NATO’s Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) deletes the social media post on August 30 and the Victory Day of the Turkish Armed Forces, giving in to a selfish and spoiled attitude of another NATO member.
The deletion of the Victory Day message, which was not a problem, nor had any reaction been expressed for years, based on the demand of a country that does not hesitate to sabotage even NATO missions by locking up one of our aircraft, defames the identity and the prestige of NATO. Whether it is written or not, the fact that we won in 1922 cannot be changed,” the Turkish Ministry of Defense tweeted.
All this, of course, while the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, continues… tirelessly making inflammatory statements about Greece, simultaneously firing his “arrows” at NATO. In particular, the president of Turkey, in his… established statements to journalists after the Friday prayer, specifically stated: “Greece is not important for NATO. NATO is strong with Turkey, but weak without it.” And he continued: “Greece’s negative statements to NATO about Turkey cannot damage and weaken our country’s relations with NATO.”
Earlier today, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar pointed out, among other things, that “we have done and continue to do everything necessary to protect our rights and interests in the Aegean, the Eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus.” In fact, making provocative references to the Asia Minor Disaster, he unleashed new threats against Greece, characteristically saying: “We have repeatedly told them not to get into adventures, not to get into trouble again, not to suffer a big blow again and learn lessons from History …
Hold the hand of peace that we have extended, let us continue our work in accordance with International Law within the framework of good neighborly relations.” Then, wearing a flight suit, he flew a Turkish fighter jet over the Aegean and sent a radio message.