Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu made provocative statements against Greece. “The Greek security forces are trying to douse gasoline and burn people. This is a massacre under the supervision of Europe, ”he said.
Europe, he said, will go down in history as the initiator of this crime, because, according to the Turkish minister, it teaches Greece bad things and keeps silent about what is happening.
A video is attached to the publication, where, as you can see, night footage of ships sailing in the sea, people lifting from a boat at night as part of a rescue operation, burns on the skin and people who do not show their faces and accuse Greece are connected.
Greek Law Enfor. Agencies seek to burn people, pouring gasoline on them, which indicates massacre under scout of Europe.
– Süleyman Soylu | Maske😷 Mesafe↔️ Temizlik🧼 (@suleymansoylu) April 17, 2021
Erdogan wrapped around Dendias
Unlike his subordinates, Recep Tayyip Erdogan was not so categorical about the public feud between Nikos Dendias and Mevlut Cavusoglu. According to him, the Turkish Foreign Minister could not but react to the words of his Greek counterpart, stressing that Mr. Cavusoglu “put in the place of the Greek Foreign Minister.”
The Turkish President, together with his minister, raised the issue of electing minority muftis in Thrace.
Answering a question from journalists about this, Mr. Erdogan said about Mr. Dendias that “before meeting with our minister, I greeted him. We spoke. We had a good atmosphere at the meeting. But our minister, after such behavior and attitude of Dendias, put him in his place. He could not have been more condescending, otherwise it went to the detriment of our country and our people. We do not think this is correct. There must be a harmonious process, and on the other hand, as I told him, we must not put third parties between Greece and Turkey, such as the EU or others. We, as neighboring countries, have historically taken a different approach, we are countries that have good relations. “
Preliminary negotiations between Greece and Turkey a few days ago ended in failure.
Seeking to ease months of tension over territorial disputes in the Mediterranean, Nikos Dendias expressed support for Turkey’s aspirations to join the European Union, but said any violations of Greece’s sovereignty would be “punished.”
His comments prompted an angry response from Mevlut Cavusoglu, who called them “unacceptable,” prompting Dendias to say he was surprised that Cavusoglu did not expect him to act “as if nothing had happened in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean.”
The Greek Foreign Minister said that Athens’ position on the Aegean Sea is known and clear, recalling “hundreds of violations of Greek airspace” by Turkish aircraft.
“Turkey is constantly violating international law. After February and March 2020 (when thousands of migrants tried to break through the border to Greece. Turkey cannot teach Greece, “he said.
Cavusoglu retorted his colleague, saying that if Greece talks about the Lausanne Treaty of 1923, it should demilitarize its islands, and noted that Turkey did not recognize Greece’s 10-mile airspace.
Recall that Turkey and Greece have been separated for decades by territorial disputes in the eastern Mediterranean. Incidents involving aircraft of the air forces of two NATO member countries occur here regularly. Athens and Ankara are also at odds over maritime boundaries and gas development in the Turkish-contested waters of the Eastern Mediterranean.