New provocative statements against Greece were made by the former head of the Turkish General Staff of the main theorist of the Blue Homeland theory, Cihat Yaycı, during an interview with CNN Türk.
The so-called “theoretician” of Ankara’s failed “Blue Homeland” project to steal Greek maritime space, provocatively argued that Greece is constantly expanding at the expense of Turkey, talking about the “Megali Idea” (Great Idea).
Assisted by the journalist’s questions, the head of the Center for Naval and Strategic Studies at the University of Istanbul and the Blue Homeland theorist resorted to another expressive delusion against Greece.
Here are some excerpts from what Yaycı said, who is currently shaping not only public opinion in his country, but also Erdoğan’s policies in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean.
“Greece is not a normal state, it has not been a normal state since its inception.”
“After the success of the Peloponnesian uprising, until today, with the help of the great powers, it expands its territories. And on whose territories did it expand – on Turkish soil.”
“Now Greece is making its 6th expansion.”
“Greece has an ideal called “the Megali Idea” and do not change their minds about it. Constantinople (Κωνσταντινούπολις, Turkish: İstanbul) to join Greece, all of Thrace to join Greece, western Anatolia to join Greece, Cyprus and all the Aegean islands to join Greece.”
“Did they take half of Thrace? They took it.”
“Since 1954, with the Enosis (Union) plan, do they not want Cyprus to join Greece? They want.”
“There is no problem in the Aegean. In the Aegean there are the demands of Greece and we should not take Greece’s demands as an issue.”
“They are militarily equipping the islands because they threaten Turkey.”