A new round of provocative statements were made by Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar by claiming that Greek politicians and the military are making provocations in order to thwart efforts for Greece-Turkey talks.
He claimed Greece was doing this by commemorating the Remembrance of the Greek Genocide in Pontus on Wednesday.
Despite the fact that the Turkish Minister claimed when speaking to reporters that meetings would be held with the aim of building relations between Greece and Turkey via video conference next week and later in Ankara, he then accused Greek politicians and the military of provoking Turkey in order to torpedo all conversations that are being prepared or already taking place through exploratory contacts.
Turkish government officials continue to energize the climate with Greece, and of course deny the Greek Genocide that has completely academic consensus.
Between 1913 and 1923, Turkish forces exterminated up to 1.5 million Armenians, up to 1 million Greeks and at least half a million Assyrians, as part of their mad drive to create a "Turkey for the Turks."
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