“Greece must be held liable for the violation of Turkish airspace”

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Greece has invaded Turkish airspace 147 times and needs to be held accountable for this.

He was speaking at a press conference in Madrid at the end of the NATO summit.

It was not immediately clear in what period the alleged breach occurred.

“We can’t arm the island, but Greece did this,” Erdogan further emphasized.

He accused Greek Prime Minister Kiriakos Mitsutakis of not maintaining the agreement in Istanbul, that is, not involved in third-party discussions, and expressed discomfort with the US military base in Greece.

“The island cannot be armed. They also say that the US base is for Russia. The Turkish people do not believe that the base is against Russia. A peaceful world If so, why would these happen? “The day before, Prime Minister Erdogan urged US President Joe Byden to buy an old upgrade and a new F-16 fighter.

Regarding the F-16, Prime Minister Erdogan said: I will send the delegation to the United States without delay. “

In his statement, Joe Biden said Washington should sell the F-16 to Turkey, which requires Congressional approval. “

Meanwhile, two Greek senators sent a letter to Biden explaining the possibility of selling the F-16 to Turkey as “shocking.”

in the meantime Their meeting On Wednesday, Biden also apparently told Erdogan to refrain from raising the issue of sovereignty over the Greek islands at the NATO summit. He even told him that the Aegean Sea had to be stable.

However, Prime Minister Erdogan was unable to keep his mouth closed, raising the issue of Greek fighters’ invasion of Turkish airspace.

PS If Turkey makes such a claim, what should Greece do to consider its airspace to be invaded by Turkish jets 30-40 times a day, several days a month? “Greece must be held liable for the violation of Turkish airspace”

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