Greek foreign minister warned of another war in Europe like the one in Ukraine.
Tensions continue to rise between the two neighboring countries after Ankara accused Athens of pointing military radar at Turkish planes.
EN reports. Sending letters to NATO, the European Union and the United Nations, Greece has asked them to officially condemn the Turkish president’s words.
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias mentioned in these letters that Turkey’s behavior should be criticized by these three institutions.
“By not doing this in time or underestimating the seriousness of the issue, we risk a repeat of a situation similar to what is happening in some other parts of our continent,” Dendias said, alluding to the war in Ukraine. “This is something that none of us really want to see.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Greece again on Tuesday, and Greece responded by saying it was ready to defend itself. The Turkish president said Turkey can go to Greece overnight.
In letters to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Athens referred to Erdogan’s words about occupying Greek islands in the Aegean Sea.