Wikileaks: Athens frustrated over Turkish aggression in the Aegean
According to classified cables from 2005 which have been publicized by Wikileaks, Athens expressed its frustration warned the USA over the Turkish violations of Greek airspace over the Aegean Sea.
In the cable, the Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time, Petros Molyviatis, argued that due to the violations “it increasingly difficult for the Greek government to defend its cooperation with Turkey in other areas, including the EU”. Mr. Molyviatis added that if Turkey were to pursue a less inflammatory policy in the Aegean, there would be much more sympathy for Turkey in Greece.
The cable further stipulates that the Greek Minister stressed how Turkey “did not need to send 40 aircraft a day across the disputed airspace to make its political point; they could, he insisted, send one flight a week and accomplish the same purpose”.
You may be interested
The most corrupt countries in the worldmakis - Feb 22, 2018
The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) – a list of the world’s most and least corrupt countries – for 2017 has…
Greek President Pavlopoulos calls on Turkey to abandon aggressive tactics against Greece and EUmakis - Feb 22, 2018
The President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, sent a clear message to Turkey and FYROM, during his meeting with…
Shock: Pakistani men arrested for the rape of a 13-year-old boymakis - Feb 22, 2018
The local community at Evia, Greece is outraged and shocked after it was revealed that a 13-year-old boy was raped…