In a lasting delirium indulges in Turkey hurling unprecedented threats even to invade our country.
The traffic from Turkey continues with unabated intensity at the time there is intense irritation in Ankara over the US decision to lift the arms embargo on Cyprus.
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s far-right partner and president of the Nationalist Action Party, Devlet Bakhceli, took up the challenge, threatening Greece again.
“The Prime Minister of Greece, Mitsotakis, declared that instead of night, let us come during the day. Gladly and running will we come to cover your day, as if it were night, and make you pay for your molestations with our blood and our lives. Then neither your bosses nor your colleagues will be able to protect you,” he said characteristically.
What worries Ankara?
Turkey has recently seen Greece’s efforts to internationalize Turkish provocations bear fruit.
The recent support of French President Emmanuel Macron in Greece and the warnings to Ankara, the lifting of the US arms embargo on Cyprus, but also the change in the balance between Greece and Turkey, have alarmed the Erdogan government, which does not hide the her irritation.
According to a report by “NEON”, the continuous renewal and upgrading of the fighter aircraft of the Greek Air Force – with the Rafalethe F-16 Viper and the scheduled acquisition of the F-35s – and the simultaneous dystocia of Ankara to modernize its own aircraft and get new ones have caused an unprecedented… vertigo among the Turkish staffs.
At the same time, the Turks are in a … “storm” in the air, as they find that the upgrade program of the Greek F-16s from the US to the Viper version is progressing without problems and bearing the first fruits. The first two Greek “vipers” were officially received last week by the PA and flew to Souda and 115 AM where they will be based.
New “slap” with the lifting of the arms embargo in Cyprus
Meanwhile, anger and resentment over the US stance on the lifting of the arms embargo on Cyprus prevails in Turkey.
The first official announcement came from the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which in the shadow of the lifting of the arms embargo on Cyprus by the US, stated that “this decision, which contradicts the principle of equality between the two sides on the island and will it makes the Greek Cypriot side more intransigent, it will negatively affect the efforts to resolve the Cypriot issue” states the Turkish Foreign Ministry and adds that “it will lead to an arms race on the island and harm peace and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean”.
On this issue, US Senator Robert Menendez emphasized that we must strengthen Cyprus’ ability to defend itself.
In his post on Twitter, after the decision taken by Washington, Mr. Menendez expresses his satisfaction that the American administration has certified the eligibility of Cyprus to export defense equipment.
“We must strengthen Cyprus’s ability to defend itself amid Turkey’s continued and illegal occupation of the north,” writes Mr. Menendez.
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