“We come suddenly at night…” |
Erdogan threatens Greece with war
“We are suddenly coming at night!” – With these sharp words, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (68) threatened his EU neighbor Greece over the weekend.
During an appearance at Samsun in the Black Sea, Erdogan was furious about Greek military maneuvers last week. Greek air defense forces target Turkish warplanes in the eastern Aegean.
Erdogan said Greece – like NATO member Turkey – should “look at history” and not go beyond it, otherwise it would pay a “high price”.
In March, the ongoing dispute between Athens and Ankara over some islands in the Aegean was temporarily calmed down again, but two months later the two countries continued their military maneuvers in the region.
Turkey accuses Greece of violating international agreements regulating the borders of the two countries by stationing troops on the islands. Greece, on the other hand, points to Turkish threats that have necessitated a military presence on its eastern border.
“When the time comes, we will do what is necessary,” Erdogan said during a visit to a technology exhibition in Samsung.
Turkish arms company Baykar presented its new combat drone Kizilelma (Red Apple) here. The machine’s payload is given at 1.5 tonnes – ten times what the Pyrector TB2 drone can carry.
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