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Erdogan warns Greece of a possible strike “at any moment”

Erdogan warns Greece of a possible strike “at any moment”

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Greece of a possible strike at any moment.

“Athens is aware of Turkey’s determination (on the issue of countering provocations – Anadolu) and therefore no longer takes steps aimed at escalating the situation in the region,” the Turkish leader said.

According to him, Turkey “raised the topic of Greek provocations at the NATO level.”

“I think that Athens will now analyze future steps in relations with Turkey. Otherwise, as I said earlier, a blow could be struck at any moment,” Erdogan said.

NATO allies Greece and Turkey have repeatedly found themselves on the brink of armed conflict due to territorial disputes. A new round of tension began on August 23, when, according to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, Greece deployed Russian-made S-300 air defense systems to target Turkish F-16s during a NATO mission. Greece denies this.

In recent days, the rhetoric between the two countries has sharply escalated. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Greece is threatening Turkey with S-300 air defense systems and will pay a “heavy price” if it “goes further.” Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that Ankara expects objectivity from NATO in connection with the use by Greece of the S-300 in the pursuit of Turkish aircraft. According to him, Greece ignores international law, good neighborly relations and friendship.