Turkish President Erdoğan threatens Athens with missile attack, Greek Foreign Minister Dendias condemns
Greece's foreign minister has expressed displeasure at Turkey after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to hit Athens with ballistic missiles. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said it was unacceptable and universally condemnable.
Greece's foreign minister has expressed displeasure at Turkey after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to hit Athens with ballistic missiles. Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Monday that it is unacceptable and universally condemnable that threats of missile attacks against Greece are coming from an ally of NATO. It is known that Foreign Minister Dendias is reaching Brussels for the European Union's foreign affairs meeting.
Erdogan had threatened to shoot missiles
He said that North Korea cannot and should not enter the North Atlantic Alliance because of its attitude. It is known that while speaking during a town hall meeting with youths in the northern Turkish city of Samsun late on Sunday, Erdogan said that Turkey is making Tayfun missiles and it could be fired on Athens.
Turkey may attack Athens
Erdoğan said, 'The Greeks say that Turkey can attack Athens. Surely it will be so. If you don't keep calm and if you try to buy things from America and other places, then a country like Turkey will have to do something. Relations between the NATO allies and neighbors have long been strained, with the two sides divided over issues including territorial claims in the Aegean Sea and energy exploration rights in the eastern Mediterranean. Both have also come to the brink of war three times in the last half-century.