Foreign Ministry of Turkey answers to Greek Presidents’ statements

Foreign Ministry of Turkey answers to Greek Presidents’ statements

Ankara, August 16, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Manolis Kostidis

Pavlopoulos’ statements on Panagia Soumela are far from the good will and the responsibility of a country leader and are demagogic… they also have no relation to reality.

We would like to remind the Greek side, which is trying to maintain their allegations on Pontus that they have no historical and legal basis.

We would also like to mention also to those responsible that since the establishment of their State there have been pressures and inhumane treatment against all minorities…

The statements by various fanatical circles in Greece against Turkey and the Turkish people cause national and religious fanaticism and do not help the development of relations between the two peoples and they are against good neighborly relations.