Türkiye vows to respond to any Greece’s harassment, provocation
Türkiye’s Defence Minister Hulusi Akar warned Greece not to get involve in “irreconcilable and provocative attitudes” towards Ankara and accept its friendship.
Türkiye will not leave any harassment or provocation by Greece without a response, the nation’s defence minister has said.
Hulusi Akar called Greece on Friday to not impede on Türkiye’s offer of a hand of friendship underlining that Ankara did not receive a positive response to its dialogue attempts from Greece.
“We do not harass or provoke (Greece), but we will not leave any harassment or provocation against us without response,” Akar said, adding that despite Athens’ “provocative attitude,” Ankara continues its call for dialogue.
“Do not delay in holding this hand of friendship,” he said and urged Greece to end its “irreconcilable and provocative attitudes.”
He noted that Greece is not helping to “de-escalate tensions” between the two neighbours.