“We have not forgotten and we will never forget the Tripoli Massacre,” the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said in a tweet. The Turkish president, insisting on nationalist rhetoric, goes so far as to make a post about the fall of Tripolitsa that occurred on September 23, 1821.
“We have not forgotten and we will never forget the Tripolitsa Massacre, which took place on September 23, 1821, in which thousands of Muslim Turks, our Albanian brothers and Jews were brutally murdered,” the Turkish president also points out.
It is recalled that Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was in New York for the UN General Assembly, continued the attacks against Greece. More specifically, from the floor of the assembly, he accused Greece of “turning the Aegean into a refugee cemetery”, even showing photos of dead refugee children.
We have not forgotten and will never forget the Tripolice Massacre, which took place on September 23, 1821, in which thousands of Muslim Turks, our Albanian brothers and Jews were brutally murdered.
— Recep Tayyip Erdogan (@RTErdogan)
The incendiary statements of the Turkish president did not go unanswered by the Greek government. More specifically, Athens chose to give a cool answer, always taking into account the conditions of good neighborliness. “We call on it to return to the area of logic,” Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said specifically about Turkey from the floor of the UN General Assembly.
Responding to the Turkish claims about Greece’s allegedly aggressive behavior, Mr. Dendias emphasized the following: “The country that directly threatens war, that has issued a casus belli, that questions Greek sovereignty over the Aegean islands, is coming to talk about good neighborly relations ».
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