“The gentleman seems much disturbed by my speech.” With these words, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan he wanted to show his complete disdain on his face Kyriakou Mitsotakiscommenting on the episode at the Summit dinner in Prague.
“At the dinner I had my speech, I finished it. The gentleman seems to have been very disturbed by my speech and because he was disturbed and although it is not in the spirit of the dinner, he took the floor” said the Erdogan.
To continue wondering who he got permission from to answer Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
“I don’t know who he got the permission from, maybe the president. And there he answered us,” he said.
Heavy words and lies
“He thought we spoke harshly. But it’s not like that” Erdogan continued to counterattack by saying about Greece “they themselves are not where they should be”.
He repeated what he has been saying for a long time. “You know their policy is based on lies. All a lie. There is no honesty. When we say to meet all the coastal countries, they do not come. But they are waiting for Turkey to take the step,” he said.
Erdogan also referred to the “intermediaries” put in by Athens.
Erdogan for the intermediaries
“They put many countries as intermediaries. Today many countries were waiting for us to take some step. Not only Greece, but also Southern Cyprus (as he called the Republic of Cyprus) told us to meet,” he noted.
Referring to Anastasiadis, he also chose not to say his name, but to describe him. “We told them that here we are standing and we’ll see each other. I told them you have to get the license from somewhere else. He told me no, I don’t take anyone’s permission… I replied that you always come here with the permission of others. He told me that I have two months left, let’s talk to solve the issue” asserted Erdogan about his conversation with Anastasiades.
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