Greece has been subjected to an unprecedented onslaught of Turkish airspace violations, according to the Prime Minister.
On Tuesday, Greece’s prime minister said his country has been subjected to a “unprecedented onslaught” of Turkish airspace violations and that his country is prepared to protect its sovereignty and sovereign rights.

The Athens-Macedonian News Agency quoted Kyriakos Mitsotakis as saying, “We had an unparalleled barrage of overflights and a repeated recurrence to unimaginable declarations of allegedly limited sovereignty of the Greek islands.”

He called the situation as “unpleasant,” because he believed that after meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Greece and Turkey had developed a “foundation for mutual understanding.”

Turkey’s inflammatory words, he claimed, “may take us nowhere.”

“Our country’s obligation, whether we’re talking about the US or the EU, is to point out this provocation to our partners and seek their support,” he stated. This help was delivered openly and without conditions.”

“In the past, there have been times when discourse has been particularly tense. “I pray, hope, and openly encourage Turkey that this language does not result in increased tension on the ground,” Mitsotakis stated.

Turkey demanded that Greece evacuate its armed forces from the Aegean islands on Tuesday, warning that if Athens fails to do so, Ankara will challenge the islands’ status.
During a joint press conference with his North Macedonian colleague, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Greece has been developing a military presence on the Aegean islands in contravention of the 1923 Lausanne Treaty and the 1947 Paris Treaty.

The islands were given to Greece on the condition that they remain demilitarized, he said.

“The accords are in place, but Greece is not adhering to them.” It’s preparing them for battle. “The sovereignty of the islands will be discussed if Greece does not halt this infringement,” he warned. “It’s that obvious.” You’ll follow through on your commitments.”

Greece claims that Turkey has purposefully misconstrued treaties concerning armed forces on its eastern islands, and that it has legal reasons to defend itself in the face of hostile measures by Ankara, including a long-standing threat of war if it extends its territorial seas.

The statements by the Turkish minister came amid a new rise in tensions between the NATO partners, who have a long history of disagreements over a variety of issues, including mineral mining in the eastern Mediterranean and competing claims in the Aegean Sea.


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