(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Greek Prime
Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for seeking U.S. assistance amid
ongoing tensions with Türkiye, reports citing .
'The Greek Prime Minister is seeking help from the U.S. Against
what? Against Türkiye. Whatever you do, we will continue to and are
ready to do whatever is necessary,' the president told a conference
marking the week of the Prophet Muhammad's birth in the capital
Erdogan also repeated his criticism of Greek pushbacks of
irregular migrants in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas.
'We watch in awe as Greek ferries bury innocent people in the
Aegean and Mediterranean,' the president said, as he also
criticized the world for remaining silent in face of Greek
His criticism came a day after Greek officials said Mitsotakis
would agree to meet with Erdogan on the sidelines of a European
summit later this week if the latter asked.
Long-simmering tensions between the two countries, which are
NATO allies but historic foes, have flared anew recently due to
treaty violations and provocations by Greece.
Erdogan has accused Greece of 'crimes against humanity,'
referring to its treatment of migrants and illegal pushbacks, and
of arming islands in the Aegean Sea that have a demilitarized
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