Skip to comments.Greece warns Turkey: “If they make the slightest move, we will crush them”
Posted on 12/21/2018 3:52:55 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Stern warnings from Greece to Turkey. Stern words in return, as well. Defence Minister Panos Kammenos warned that Ankara would pay for violating Greek airspace by Turkish jets over the Aegean.
The minister said whilst visiting a military outpost on the Aegean island of Leros, If they make the slightest move, we will crush them, adding that Athens wants peace and harmony but it wont concede a single centimetre of its land.
His words seem aligned with Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, chief of the Hellenic General Staff, who said:
If the Turks land on a rocky islet, we will raze it to the ground. That is a red line that is espoused by the government, suggesting a military confrontation with Turkey is a possibility, but adds along with the US and the European Union, we want to ensure that the Turks do not reach that point.
Turkeys Gen. Hulusi Akar, chief of its General Staff fired back that they will not allow any fait accompli in the Aegean and the Mediterranean. Turkey will not back down from the rights of our country and our people, he added.
There have been clashes the past few years between the two NATO allies countries warships, as well as mid-air encounters of Turkish and Greek jets, with this current scuffle over a pair of Turkish F-16s making a fly over on Thursday of the island Kastelorizo in the eastern Aegean. Only minutes before a helicopter with Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos travelled the area on the way to Athens.
The dispute between Greece and Turkey continues over the Aegean as dozens of small islets in the sea make determination of the boundaries of the maritime border especially difficult. Despite efforts to come to agreement, the two countries have so far had no success.
Let’s hear it for NATO unity.
There has to be at least cooking joke in this...
I haven’t seen the Greek crush anything since 331 BC!
One really wonders if Greece could fight for even a week, financially. Or, if their citizens have the toughness to go even three days anymore.
A rivalry that goes back centuries. But... right, I don’t see the Greeks defeating Turkey anytime soon (Greece seems to think they’re Spartans), although as far as I’m concerned the Turks are total squatters in Constantinople and surrounds and NEED kicking out with extreme prejudice.
who crushed whom in cyprus?
Turkey shoukd be destroyed and Erdogan executed. They are racist Islamists.
You’re long in the tooth!
I see another chance to get in with it with Turkey with the Kurds. If I heard one woman getting a hang nail from Turkey I would invade and give about half of it to the Kurds. The sides we pick shoot our own guys in the back in the barracks. The Kurds are at least loyal.
Me and Alex the Great! buds go way back!
Greece, don’t write checks that you probably cannot cash.
Aren’t you guys declaring bankruptcy every other year?
Turkey has more capital and resources.
They are less weighed down by the ever present corruption.
Read a little history before you make ignorant comments like that:
They crush the walnuts for baklava
Actually I did know about that, but I happen to be reading a book about Alexander the Great. So the Battle of Gaugamela popped into my head! So a little more recent there is this little thing of being run out of Anatolia by Ataturk. If you read about it, not a stellar example of Greek military prowess. However there is post-WWII Greek Civil War, but the British were there to help. So call me ignorant! Fine! Civility is a lost art. So be it!
Greece Population: 10 million
Turkey: almost 80 million, same size as Germany preceding WWII
It’s not as if Turkey has a big win streak going... (WW 1 loser)
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