In view of the Mitsotakis-Erdoğan meeting on Sunday in Istanbul, media in Turkey reiterated baseless allegations against Greece - What did the Minister of Civil Protection Takis Theodorikakos sayrecently?
Ankara is creating a climate ahead of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday (March 13th) in Istanbul.
Following the provocative statements of the spokesman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Ömer Çelik, who stated that Turkey would raise a number of issues to Greece, Turkish media took a turn in making accusations against Greece.
This time the accusations are that Greece is supporting "terrorists" of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), presenting images from a facility hosting Kurdish refugees in the Lavrio refugee facility near the Greek capital.
Turkish media, quoting Erdoğan's recent statements that "PKK members are being trained in Lavrio", claim that: "Greece turns a blind eye to the terrorist organisation," as the headline of the Aydınlık newspaper wrote.
Aydınlık also left tips and hints on how Kurds receive military training in Greek territory before they return to Turkey.
"The members of the PKK in the Lavrio Refugee Camp reveal that Greece is turning a blind eye to the activities of terrorist organisations," Aydınlık wrote.
"From footage broadcast by a Greek television station, it was found that illegal individuals took refuge in this camp in Greece, who were active in the youth groups of the terrorist organisation and are wanted by Turkish authorities for terrorist crimes.
"The fact that guests in the Lavrio camp were active in the youth groups of the terrorist organisation and how they are already wanted for terrorist crimes reveals that the camp is used for propaganda but also for educational purposes in accordance with the activities of the PKK.
LAVRİON KAMPI YUNAN MEDYASINDA
Yunanistan'da terör örgütü PKK'nın üssüne dönüşen Lavrion Mülteci Kampı, bu kez de Yunan medyasının gündeminde. İşte o görüntüler. pic.twitter.com/ZfVAfWfbA2
— 24 TV (@yirmidorttv) March 8, 2022
On the same wavelength is the 24 TV network, which broadcasted excerpts from statements by Kurds living in the Lavrio facility - on a Greek television station - claiming that these are people who escaped from Turkey to Greece and are accused by the Turkish authorities as being PKK members.
Responding to the recent baseless accusations of Turkish officials, the Minister of Civil Protection Takis Theodorikakos stated: "It is sad that Turkey repeats the slanderous claim without having any evidence that Greece is training terrorists against it."