Unprecedented challenge characterizes Athens violation of national airspace from Turkish fighters in Northern Greece, reaching as far as Alexandroupoli. THE Nikos Δένδιαςgave an immediate and intense protest to the Turkish Ambassador in Athens, with the Foreign Ministry talking about action that undermines NATO cohesionposing a clear threat to the European Union.
THE announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs states: “We condemn in the strongest terms the unprecedented violation of national sovereignty by two Turkish fighters, which entered our national area illegally and approached Alexandroupolis at a distance just 2.5 nautical miles. This action is a very clear escalation of the Turkish provocation. “It is part of Turkey’s effort to promote its neo-Ottoman revisionism, violating all the fundamental rules of international law.”
According military sources the violation took place two days agowhen Turkish planes entered the Aegean from the area of Imvros, flew over Zourafa islet and returned to Turkey intercepted flying in the area of Alexandroupolis.
The same timemessage to Turkey to reconsider its attitude towards Greece, to return to the path of conciliation, to maintain the atmosphere of the Mitsotaki-Erdogan meeting, Athens sends.
The government spokesman John Economou “Turkey’s behavior, culminating in overflights, a fact highlighted by the Prime Minister in his meeting with Biden, does not help and it is out of the ordinary that the Prime Minister had a meeting with Erdogan. “Let Turkey reconsider its position in order to reach the September talks that you described.”
Turkey should practically recognize black pages of its history, the message of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after the day of remembrance for genocide of the Pontians.
“We honor the memory of the more than 350,000 Greeks of Pontus who were slaughtered 103 years ago… To recognize the blacks of history to apologize to the families” emphasizes Nikos Dendias.
However Turkey insists on energizing the climate. The Turkish Foreign Minister μεβλουτ Tsavousoglou from the UN platform denounced Greece for violent promotions immigrant-refugees in the Aegean. As he states: “Greece deports migrants to the Aegean and mistreats them at the border. This costs human lives. It is equally disappointing that FRONTEX is involved in these actions. There is no excuse. “
The Minister of Immigration South Mitarakis clarifies: “As can be seen from the reduction, in the last two years, of the number of deaths in the Aegean, Greece actively protects human life. Border protection presupposes bilateral and regional cooperation and agreements, such as the 2016 joint statement between the EU. and Turkey, which the neighbor failed to implement. “
The Thursday (19/5)Another four (4) newly built high-speed speedboats of special products were delivered to the facilities of the Submarine Disaster Management, as a donation of the American government.
Reportage: Nikos Stavroulakis