Greece is playing the ‘victim card’ says Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar

Greece is playing the 'victim card' says Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar 1

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has long accused Greece of undermining dialogue and regional peace and security with its ‘expansionist’ policies so it comes as no surprise when on Monday he accused Greece of  “playing the victim card” in its bilateral relations with Turkey.

“They (Greece) are trying to portray themselves as the victim and Turkey as the aggressor. However, history and ongoing developments clearly show that it is them who are adopting an expansionist and aggressive policy,” Akar was quoted as saying by Kathimerini newspaper.

Akar went on to say that the Greek government was  “falsifying facts and misleading [other states],” while being the one which, in fact, violates international law.

“[Greece] is making selfish statements in order to draw attention to itself,” he said.

“They are trying to portray themselves as the victim and Turkey as the aggressor. However, history and ongoing developments clearly show that it is them who are adopting an expansionist and aggressive policy,” Akar said, accusing Athens of pursuing a policy of victimization.