Turkish opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu was fired upon by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over comments about the EU-led Operation Irini inspection of a Turkish ship off the coast of Libya, stressing that the Greek commander and Germany were right.
As the Turkish opposition leader stated “in the Mediterranean they checked one of our ships. The Greek commander, Italy and Germany, inform Turkey that they will conduct an investigation. Four hours passed and no answer was given by Turkey. Four hours because no one can communicate with Erdogan.”
“Then they called our embassy in Rome. Another hour passed. Then the rule of silence of NATO applies. When someone does not answer, then it means that he consents, accepts. Then the search was made on the ship”, he said.
In this context, pro-Erdoğan propaganda outlet Yeni Şafak launched an attack against Kılıçdaroğlu, writing on its front page today that “the pirate lives among us,” accusing him of speaking as an agent of the German secret service.
Kılıçdaroğlu is the leader of the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP).
CHP follow the Kemalist ideology of Turkish ultra-nationalism, the same policies that saw the continuation of the Greek Genocide begun by Ottoman authorities. It was also the same ideology that inspired the Constantinople pogroms in the 1950’s that saw over a hundred thousand Greeks flee from the city.
Although CHP and Erdoğan have some differences, they are united in their attempts to one day annex Greece’s Eastern Aegean islands.
Earlier this year, Sözcü, a newspaper with Kemalist ideology, said that the island of Agathonisi belongs to Turkey’s Tralleis (Τραλλεῖς, Turkish: Aydın) province, showing that when it comes to aggression and hostilities against Greece, there are no differences between the so-called “Western and progressive” Kemalists and the Islamists loyal to Erdoğan.
In April, Sözcü writer Saygı Öztürk immediately says in his article that “Greece is getting ready to train its soldiers with real bullets on our islands in the Aegean,” claiming that the islands of Pserimos (Ψέριμος) and Agathonisi (Αγαθονήσι), inhabited solely by Greeks, are actually Turkish.
The Turkish opposition influencer continued with his delusions without shame and says that “in the Aegean, Greece, which occupies 18 Turkish islands and 2 Turkish islets, armed 16 islands.”