The worrying relationship between Turkey and Greece has gotten a fresh alert as Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan gave a warning of invading Athen should they continue hostile actions against Turkey.
Both Turkey and Greece have been locked horns over decades of vendetta, which is primarily based on territorial claims in the Aegean Sea and disagreements over its airspace too.
Erdogan in his speech in Sarajevo, Bosnia on Tuesday said, “Turkey could come all of a sudden one night” in response to a perceived threat from the Greeks, saying that, an imminent attack on Greece is underway.
Erdogan also reaffirms his speech saying, “if what I said was that we could come one night all of a sudden (it means) that, when the time comes, we can come suddenly one night.”
Erdogan claims some illegitimate threat against them, and if the threat continues to persist, there will surely be an end to their patience which might force them to retaliate if the careful measure is not put in place.
Retaliating to President Erdogan’s threat, Greek FM Nikos Dendias said his countrymen are in a position to defend their country, independence, and territorial integrity. He also says any country that’ll consider attacking Athen would have to consider it many times before committing to a conclusion.
He also said Greece need to secure its eastern Aegean Sea Island, which geographically is much closer to Ankara than the Greek mainland.
According to Dendias, Turkey has repeatedly violated Greece’s airspace and waters, as the Turkish had violated their airspace and territorial water over time.
With the continued feud between the two NATO states, any arraignment for peaceful settlement is not on the table, as Turkey feels Greece enjoyed the support of France, the US, Britain, and the like.
Both are on course for a long vendetta as control of the Aegean sea remains unresolved, Turkey also accused Athen Air defense of locking on Turkish fighter jets during NATO exercises over the eastern Mediterranean.
Greece accused Turkey of violation of international sovereignty despite acceptance from Ankara that the Aegean island belongs to Greece.