CNN Türk promotes pro-war climate with Greece following Çavuşoğlu's incendiary statements

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CNN Türk has once again promoted a pro-war climate against Greece following the latest threats by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu about the Aegean islands. In the presence of the Romanian counterpart of Bogdan Aurescu, Çavuşoğlu urgently asked Athens to demilitarise its islands, otherwise: "we will come suddenly one night".

The head of Turkish diplomacy, clearer than ever, emphasised that if the weapons do not leave the islands, Ankara will question their sovereignty.

“Greece must abandon this violation of the demilitarised regime of the islands. Either Greece will back down on this issue and abide by the Treaties or we will do the right thing. That's why our President says the statement: 'We can come one night suddenly,' he said defiantly.

Çavuşoğlu's new incendiary statements were followed by comments and analyses of journalists and experts on the broadcasts of pro-government media networks in Turkey, taking for granted a military invasion of the Greek islands.

In a CNN Türk broadcast, the analyst Hasan Basri Yalçın commented, in response to the question "if questioning the sovereignty of the islands means war and if there is a cause for war", that Athens' recent military exercises in Rhodes and Lesvos "are a step before the war" repeating the Turkish narrative about the islands.

"The exercise carried out by Greece in Lesvos is a step before the war. The political goal of Turkey is the demilitarisation of these islands. Not only no military drills, no weapons at all. This is what the Treaties say," Yalçın falsely claimed, stressing that Ankara: "has no other options."

"There are no other options left for Turkey. That is why Turkey declares 'you are running out of options, after this we can come one night suddenly'. When a Greek journalist in Prague asked our president ''if you intend to invade the islands', he himself declared 'yes, you understood correctly.' We are indeed declaring that we can go to the islands," he said.

In the same broadcast, the military analyst Mete Yarar stated that neither the Greek fleet should be near the islands, nor flights of Greek aircraft should take place over them.

The same climate was seen in Haber Turk, with the journalist Meltem Acet publicly repeating the Turkish Foreign Minister's threats against our country.

"Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reacted to Greece, which carried out military exercises on the islands with a demilitarised regime. Çavuşoğlu, in the joint press conference with his Romanian counterpart, also answered questions and emphasised that 'he who sows reaps storms' and 'if Greece doesn't want peace, then we will do the right thing one night suddenly'."

In the same show, Professor of International Relations Naim Babüroğlu, pointed out that Turkey has a "right of legitimate defence" that allows it to intervene in the Greek islands.

"Greece's exercises have created Turkey's right to legitimate defence in accordance with Article 51 of the UN. Why legitimate defence. Because Greece is unilaterally changing the status of the islands, which according to international treaties should be demilitarised and now they are a threat." he said.

"Now there is a new threat creation that is 18 or even 5.5 kilometres away. The right of legitimate defence includes war," the professor added.

Turkish pro-government newspapers show the latest statements of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, with bold headlines and in the same pro-war climate.

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