Skip to comments.Greece Dismisses Reports Turkey Occupied Border Strip
Posted on 05/26/2020 5:44:45 PM PDT by RomanSoldier19
Greece on Sunday dismissed reports that Turkish soldiers had occupied a strip of Greek territory in the Evros border region, where Athens is expanding a fence to keep migrants out.
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said allegations, picked up the the British press, that Turkish troops had occupied a patch of land that is normally submerged at this time of year on Greece's side of the border were "utterly false".
Dendias acknowledged, in an interview with Skai TV, that "a presence of Turkish forces has been observed in a strip of land where some preparatory works had been made by the Greek army" after Athens would not give Turkey the coordinates of its fence expansion in Evros in advance.
But Greece had asked Turkey "not to make any other move in the area", he said.
The Greek defence ministry had already on Saturday said that "at no time Greek soil has been occupied by foreign forces".
Turkish special forces have been present in recent weeks as the Greek Army conducts preparatory work for the expansion of the border fence to prevent massive crossings from migrants.
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“At no time has Greek soil been occupied by foreign forces”...as long as you don’t count 146 B.C. to A.D. 1912 or 1940 to 1944.
Greece does not want to get into a shooting war with Turkiye just yet.
well that was that one time when they strolled out to Vienna
Not sure what historical event you are alluding to. The Turks besieged Vienna twice. I don’t know of any time Greeks went there other than as tourists, or as soldiers in someone else’s army. Some of the janissaries were of Greek origin.
They could fix the problem by offing Erdogan, but whatever follows Erdogan will be worse.
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