Mitsotakis: Those who boast about coming suddenly one night may wake up one morning to a bitter reality
Arti Gercek reports that Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited an aviation facility where he responded to the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s threat of “coming suddenly one night.”
Mitsotakis, who went to the Greek Aerospace Industries facility in the Viotia region for the delivery of the fifth updated F-16 Viper fighter jets from the US weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin, said, "Those who boast about coming suddenly one night may find themselves waking to a bitter reality one morning."
“OUR COUNTRY DOES NOT ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE WITH THE ABSURD”
Arguing that Turkey will have to take a step back due to "international law, Greece's strengthening armed forces, and its strong allies," Mitsotakis said that Greece "responds to open threats and all boastful belligerent attitudes with resolute preparation."
The conservative Prime Minister of Greece said, "Let me say it once again. Our country does not engage in dialogue with the absurd" and continued, "Greece's airspace is protected as well as it has ever been."
Erdogan said on September 6 after Greece placed radar locks on Turkish warplanes, "What I am telling you is not a dream. If we can say that we can come suddenly one night, as I said, when the time comes, we can come. Why? They have these islands, and these based on these islands, et cetera et cetera. If such illegitimate threats against us continue on the basis of this, then I say that there is a limit to our patience. And when that patience reaches its end, what do we say? We say, ‘good things come to those who wait.’ And as soon as we see that good thing, we will do what is necessary. I believe that Greece knows this too. If the time comes, necessary action will be taken because it is not a good sign to take such steps as placing radar locks on our aircraft," he said. (EXTERNAL NEWS)