Turkey: “Agafonisi, Farmakonisi, Pserimos, Kinaros and other islands are ours”

Turkish media, analysts and military officials unanimously “bombard” their people with claims that several Greek islands belong to Turkey, thus completely adopting the rhetoric of provocations and historically unfounded claims of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish leader with neo-Ottoman aspirations to capture Greek and Arab territories trying to divert attention from the economic problems of his country, which he is unable to solve.

Erkan Karakus, vice admiral, said that Agathonisi, Pharmakonisi, Pserimos, Kinaros and some other islands [в восточной части Эгейского моря] belong to Turkey, and there is no doubt about it:

“Our Agafonisi, our Arkoi, our Pharmakonisi, our Pserimos, our Levita, our Kinaros, our islands of Liada, our Syrna, our three islands, our Astakida. We own Inousses, we own the island of Pasha, we own Fimena and we own the islet of Gavata. They are ours and are determined by circumstances. There is no doubt who they belong to.”.

In fact, this is not Turkey’s only propaganda action, as in the past few hours it has released a video aimed at showing Turkish citizens that Greece is provoking them with its position in the Aegean.

It seems that the Turkish government is changing course and is now not just escalating the Aegean as part of its alleged claims, but also presenting the rhetoric as “a country threatened by Greece.”

In particular, the video of the state broadcaster TRT on Greek-Turkish relations, titled “Provocation in the Greek Archipelago”, presents a situation where it is indicated that “Greece has upset the balance established by the Lausanne and Paris treaties in the Aegean”.

Greece turned the islands into an arsenal

In the video, pro-government journalists and scientists talk about how Greece “turned the islands into arsenals and barracks, violating international law.” The islands of the Aegean also include the Dodecanese, which in 1912 were given to Italy on the condition of their return to the Ottoman state. In 1923, the Treaty of Lausanne determined that they should be demilitarized. “After the end of World War II, this time they were handed over to Greece.”

Yeni Shafak: “Greece was born in the blood of the Turks”

At the same time, the Yeni Shafak newspaper reports on the successive massacres committed by the Greeks during the Greek Revolution. The article presents the positions of the famous British historian William St. Clair on the Battle of Tripolis:

“Greece, opposing Turkey with the support of Western countries, owes its creation to the brutal murder of tens of thousands of Muslims. Historical records, documents and evidence show that the Greek Revolution was a series of successive massacres.”

The article goes on to target Cyprus, Makarios and the clergy: “The constant escalation of Greece’s hostility towards Turkey has taken on a new dimension in recent weeks with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ hint that NATO is on ‘our side’, in tension with Turkey.”

“The most bloody of the massacres perpetrated by the Greek militia against the peaceful Muslim population took place in the Peloponnese in the autumn of 1821. The Greeks, who found in many places, especially in Tripoli, Muslim Turks and Albanians, killed more than 30,000 people, among them women and children.

The authors cited British historian William St. Clair, who said that “the genocide in the Peloponnese ended only when there were no Muslim Turks left to kill,” the report says.

At the same time, the authors mention the statements of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who, speaking at a meeting of his party group, reacted to Greece’s policy towards Turkey and said: “Greece will not take the right path. We will no longer talk to this country. Every now and then their planes take off and provoke us. What are you doing? Come to your senses. Don’t you learn from history?”

Based on the publication tovima.gr



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