The Foreign ministry of Turkey issued two statements according to which, the President of Greece, Prokopis Pavlopoulos is called upon regarding statements he made on March 6.
Ankara is also demanding the arrest of those who burnt the Turkish flag during a far-right protest in Athens.
The Turkish MFA press releases go as follows:
“QA-21, 7 March 2018, Statement of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hami Aksoy in response to a question concerning the remarks of Mr. Pavlopoulos, President of Greece, regarding Turkey
The Greek press has reported yesterday (6 March) that Mr. Pavlopoulos, President of Greece has made the following remarks about Turkey: ‘We might not have the territory that we should have had historically’… ‘If history compels us, we will do what our ancestors had done…’
We invite President Pavlopoulos to respect international law and our borders, and to refrain from a rhetoric which is not befitting his position, and that could cause unnecessary tension.”
“No: 65, 7 March 2018, Press release regarding the burning of our flag during a rally in Greece
We strongly condemn the burning of our flag during a rally against Turkey organised by a racist political party in Athens on 5 March.
We demand that the Greek authorities arrest the perpetrators who committed this heinous act against our flag, and bring them to justice as soon as possible.”…/IBNA