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In an interview with Reuters, the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, discussed Turkey’s confrontational approach towards Greece. He stated that Greece is prepared to protect its sovereignty if it is threatened.

Greece will not tolerate aggressive behavior, revisionist rhetoric and actions which amount to violations of Greek sovereign rights and Greek sovereignty. I think it is up to Turkey to change its behavior.

We’ve never been the ones pushing the boundary in terms of aggressiveness, but we are very confident that we have the ability to defend ourselves should the need arise. And we’re also very confident that we have allies that support us: the European Union, the United States,” said Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

"Greece is ready to defend itself against Turkey," says Greek Prime Minister
Photo by European People’s Party, CC BY 2.0

I see no reason why Turkey should complain every time we argue that we are right, when we make the case that our differences need to be resolved based on International Law and that we simply cannot accept preposterous allegations pertaining to the sovereignty of Greek islands. Turkey should not be surprised when our allies, also within NATO, state the obvious: that we are right when it comes to this issue and that there’s no other way to look at it except for what we’re saying” the Greek Prime Minister concluded in his statements.

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