CRETE, Greece – Recep Tayyip Erdogan is plunging into an impassioned nationalism, rather than internal needs, said politician Stavros Theodorakis, commenting from Crete on the provocative behavior of Ankara.
“Erdogan’s behavior in recent months raises several problems in Greece’s relations with Turkey,” the head of Potamia political party said on television and recalled that at the beginning of his political career the Turkish president had spoken of Greek-Turkish friendship and had said that he will make efforts to break down the walls and have a relationship that will allow all Greeks and Turks to live peacefully on this side of the planet.
“Unfortunately, rather than internal needs, Erdogan is plunging into an impassioned nationalism. We should, on the one hand, be strict in complying with the rules of international law on our sea, our islands,” he said.
“On the other hand, we must continually strive for our army to be a warrior, a ready war, to be able to respond to an unpredictable move,” he added.
He stressed, however, that our country must continue to keep a hand of friendship with the Turks.
“We are doomed, Greeks and Turks, to live together in this region of the planet. So we need to strengthen our efforts on behalf of our mayors on the border islands to consult with the mayors of Asia Minor beaches so that there is a climate of confidence at least during the summer months,” he concluded.
Translated from Crash Magazine Online.