“I’m not kidding.” Greece responds to Erdogan with maps from 1923

After the harsh attack launched by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against Greece, accusing it of deploying soldiers on the Aegean islands in violation of the treaties of pacethe Greek reply arrived.

Only the Greek Foreign Ministry has published a series of historical maps refuting the Turkish allegations that Athens is violating the treaties of pace followed by the first and second world wars.

He also confirmed that his forces were stationed there in response to the presence of Turkish military units, aircraft and landing ships on the opposite coast, as well as the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974.

He explained that these maps dated back to 1923 and depicted “in the unilateral and unilateral Turkish actions and accusations clearly and indisputably “.

Furthermore, the ministry confirmed in a communiqué that the maps “document the extent of Turkish amendments in order to overturn the status quo, violate international law … and threaten the pacesecurity and stability in the region “, AFP reported on Friday.

Come back to your senses

The answer came after Turkey’s president, who awaits next year’s presidential election, repeatedly attacked Greece, saying he would no longer meet with Greek leaders.

He also repeated his attack on Thursday, telling Greek leaders: “Come back in you … the Aegean islands must be disarmed … I’m not kidding. “

He later intensified his menacing tone, in a tweet posted in Greek language, saying: “We warn Greece once again to be careful and to stay away from dreams, speeches and actions that could lead to results you will regret, as was the case a century ago.”

Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in turn, confirmed on Tuesday that his country would challenge Greece’s sovereignty over the islands if it continued to send troops there.

Interestingly, the two neighbors and members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are involved in a dispute over maritime borders and energy exploration rights in some parts of the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean.

According to Athens, Ankara began “illegal” oil drilling in the northern Aegean in 1973.

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