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German Press: ‘The Gray Wolves keep an eye on the Aegean’

German Press: ‘The Gray Wolves keep an eye on the Aegean’

The German television network hosts a detailed article on Erdogan’s ambitious diplomatic agenda on its website ZDFwhich also refers to the claims against Greece:

“Every so often Turkish fighter jets penetrate Greek airspace. Turkey openly threatens the Greeks with violence if Athens does not withdraw its troops from Greek islands in the Aegean opposite the Turkish coast. Ankara invokes international treaties of the last century . Via Twitter, Erdogan warned Greeks not to have dreams they may later regret. These resonate with voters. The president is responding to the nostalgia of many Turks for the revival of Ottoman greatness,” the publication said.

As reported by Deutsche Welle, a publication by Rheinische Post entitled “The Gray Wolves watch over the Aegean”. Among other things it is noted:

“For months now, the Turkish government has been questioning Greek sovereignty over 22 Aegean islands. The new element is that even Crete, the largest Greek island, is considered Turkish. The map of the Gray Wolves shows where the borders have been drawn for the Turkish national consciousness’, the head of the Gray Wolves, Yildirim, said via Twitter. But Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu also glorifies the dreams of a Great Turkey”.

The columnist notes that Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had asked Erdogan to take a position on Bahtceli’s claims, but “so far Erdogan is silent. He is not expected to distance himself from Bahtceli, with whom he has co-ruled since 2018. Without the MHP Erdogan does not have a majority in Parliament. He urgently needs the votes of Turkish nationalists for the parliamentary and presidential elections held in the spring. Observers therefore estimate that in the coming months Erdogan will continue to incite confrontations with Greece.”

Source: Capital