Turkey is one of the lowest ranked countries for media freedoms in the world, Turkish citizens are the second most susceptible country surveyed on the European continent and its surrounds to fake news, has the most journalists jailed in the whole world, and 90% of media is government controlled.
With over 90% of media controlled by the Turkish government, much of what the media says is the voice of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
A Tweet by radically pro-Erdoğan media outlet Haber 7 said "Hagia Sophia is done! Next is Athens,"
As an extension of Erdoğan's voice, the now deleted Tweet is a clear threat that the entire Turkish establishment have ambitions of not only invading Greece's Eastern Mediterranean islands, Crete and western Thrace, but all of Greece including Athens.
Many wants to dismiss the seriousness of Turkey's ambitions against Greece's sovereignty, but one only has to remember it's invasion of Cyprus in 1974 and it's invasion of large areas of northern Syria where now the Turkish currency, curriculum and language is used instead of Syrian administration and the Arabic language.
Greece of course is not a low populated island with a non-professional military like Cyprus, nor is it a country like Syria devastated by nearly a decade of fighting radical jihadists, but the threat of war remains real, especially now that Turkish media find it comfortable enough to announce their intentions of invading Athens.
Meanwhile, Greece will be imposing sanctions against Turkey for its decision to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque, as reported by Greek City Times.
“Greece condemns this action and will do everything in its power to have consequences for Turkey,” government spokesman Stelios Petsas said, adding that “everything is on the table and the possibility of sanctions not only from Europe but also from international organisations, such as UNESCO.”
He added that “there is no doubt that we will proceed with some form of sanctions,” without giving further details what these sanctions will entail.
The consistent threats and the daily incursions in Hellenic space by Turkish military should have been acted upon by NATO years ago. But that organisation is plagued by a lack of integrity and honest leadership. Instead, it is a piss pot of moral corruption and greed for the bribes that are likely being paid under the table to NATO’s leadership. Why else would NATO remain silent when not only Hellenic but also French, Italians and Jewish vessels are openly threatened by Turkish military baboons? The United Nations is NO better, having long failed in its primary role of ensuring world peace. So what is going on then? Are the war mongers like Haleyburton and the Rothschild group keen to set up new opportunities to sell weapons to any and every side just to make squillions more dollars on top of the mountains of gold that they already control? Is Donald Trump more interested in his 2 Trump Towers in Turkey than in ensuring Europe does not go up in flames? Make no mistake, the Hellenic people want peace but should war come again to the nation, Hellenes from around the world will arise to defend HELLAS. And Philhellenes galore will be there beside us. But also, the good people of Turkey will look at their leader and wonder why are they allowing him to kill so many of their children, and hopefully will also take up arms – against him.