Athens: Ankara has lost its ‘common sense’, commenting on Turkish claims

14 February 2018
457 Views

A Greek foreign ministry spokesman on Tuesday evening warned that official Ankara has “lost its common sense” after first eschewing moderation, in reaction to an announcement by the Turkish foreign ministry claiming that the Imia rocky islets belonged to Turkey.

Spokesman Alexandros Gennimatas said that beyond violating international law, the Turkish government is also falling behind in geography.

Earlier, the Turkish side said Athens was distorting reality in conveying events surrounding an incident on Monday between a Greek coast guard patrol boat and a Turkish naval vessel.

Asked about the incidents, a US State Department spokesperson on Tuesday merely called for both sides to take necessary measures to defuse the situation.

You may be interested

Turkey: “We will continue to protect the ‘Turkish minority’ in western Thrace”
WORLD
shares47 views
WORLD
shares47 views

Turkey: “We will continue to protect the ‘Turkish minority’ in western Thrace”

makis - Jan 18, 2019

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry spokesman stated in a press conference on Friday regarding the “Turkish minority” in western Thrace in Greece,…

Government plans to transfer Knossos and Leonidas’s tomb to Private Fund, archaeologists say
GREECE
shares31 views
GREECE
shares31 views

Government plans to transfer Knossos and Leonidas’s tomb to Private Fund, archaeologists say

makis - Jan 18, 2019

The Greek government plans to transfer 587 monuments and cultural buildings in 37 provinces across the country to the Hellenic…

Things to do with kids in Greece: Athens and the Greek Islands
GREECE
shares789 views
GREECE
shares789 views

Things to do with kids in Greece: Athens and the Greek Islands

Panos - Jan 18, 2019

With a rich history about one of the greatest civilizations on earth and a Mediterranean coast that draws attention to…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.