QA-1, 4 January 2022, QA-1, 4 January 2022, Statement of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Tanju Bilgiç in Response to a Question Regarding the Greek Foreign Minister Dendias’ Allegations Targeting Türkiye

Republic Of Türkiye Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 04.01.2022

The antagonistic statements against Türkiye made by Greek Foreign Minister Dendias almost every day are populist, unserving of peace and stability as well as being totally detached from reality. This provocative rhetoric is neither compatible with good neighborly relations nor with the spirit of Consultative Talks we have relaunched with Greece.

These delusions of Dendias prove that Greece prefers tension by creating artificial alliances and relying on favors of third parties against Türkiye instead of resolving its bilateral issues and developing relations through an honest and meaningful dialogue with Türkiye. Those countries which have self confidence do not display such attitude.

While Greece keeps making irrational and unrealistic allegations against our country everyday, it also continues taking escalatory actions and pursuing maximalist claims both in the Aegean and the Mediterranean Seas which are against international law.

We totally reject Greece's attempts to create a misleading perception and to label our country's will to defend its legitimate rights and vital interests as a threat. If there is any threat in the region, it arises from the unilateral actions of Greece that increase the tension.

We invite Greece once again to adhere to common sense and to respect international law and international treaties, instead of pursuing provocative rhetoric and activities with populist motives and grave miscalculations.

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