Turkey claims Greek island of Agathonisi as Turkish territory

Greece has denounced Turkish provocation once again, after the Turkish European Affairs Minister Omer Celik claimed that the Greek island of Agathonisi was Turkish territory during an interview on Turkish television.

Celik made the provocative statement as a response to the visit on the island during Easter by Greece’s Defence Minister Panos Kammenos.

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued an official rebuke and condemnation of the latest provocations.

“We categorically condemn the continuing revisionary policy of Turkey, which is making provocative statements questioning internationally recognised borders as these have been historically formed and established under international law in the last century,” the announcement said.

Greece denounced Turkey’s continued revisionary and dangerous behaviour to the international community and the member-states of the United Nations, the announcement added.

“It creates a painfully bad impression that this time the questioning of international law comes from the lips of the minister responsible for Turkey’s accession to the European Union,” the announcement added.

Celik’s statements to Turkish media comes a day after another Turkish Minister said that Turkey would not allow Greece to establish a status of “a fait accompli” in the “disputed” areas in the Aegean Sea.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.

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  1. What child great country they going around and about and at the end if you don't react right now to what is going on we are going to be losing and we cannot afford to do that wake up Greek people wake up says:

    What child great country they going around and about and at the end if you don’t react right now to what is going on we are going to be losing and we cannot afford to do that wake up Greek people wake up

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