The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, once again criticized Greece, Turkish media reported.
Erdogan spoke after a meeting of the Turkish cabinet.
I would like to remind the following thing to Greece, which recently behaves more harshly towards our country: “Greece is not on our level, because it is not equal to us either politically, economically or militarily,” he said the Turkish leader, quoted by the Anadolu Agency.
Over the weekend, amid continuing tensions between Turkey and Greece, Erdogan told Greece “not to go too far, warning that Turkey will do what is necessary when the time comes.”
According to sources from the Turkish Ministry of National Defense, in the first eight months of 2022 alone, Greece violated Turkey’s airspace and territorial waters more than 1,100 times.
Erdogan indicated that he would leave today on a three-day Balkan tour, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia.
The Balkans are a priority for Turkey not only for political, economic and geographical reasons, but also because of its historical and cultural ties to the region, Erdogan said.