Retired Turkish analyst Mesut Haki Jasin refers to Greece’s inability to gather a few thousand soldiers for NATO’s needs, which Turkey will necessarily be called upon to cover.
In a program of the Turkish television station CNNTURK, according to tourkikanea, the following dialogue can be heard between Mr. Jasin and the presenter Hade Firat:
Jasin: Looking at NATO and its strategic plan for 2030, it is clear that Russia and China are the main targets and threats. So Greece cannot find 15,000 soldiers, while the alliance aims for a reinforcement force of 300,000 men. What will the Greeks do, will they take the fishermen from here and send them there? The Turkish army will go.
Hade Firat: Where can they find most of the 300,000 soldiers? To ask better, who is the largest and most powerful army in NATO?
Jassin: This is something we should ask our Greek brothers, George and Mitsotakis
Jasin: I’m telling Mitsotakis from here. You can’t compete with Turkey, sit there and do a little dance.