It’s been about a week since Turkey started a new absurd and baseless narrative which revolves around the Greek S-300 air defense missile systemson the occasion of the alleged “lockdown” they did to Turkish fighter jets flying on August 23 in an area west of Rhodes.
In this context, both President Erdogan and Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar have gone on a barrage of inflammatory statements, talking about “hostile action” with the Turkish media to create a “war climate” which aims to further escalate the already tense Greek-Turkish relations. In fact, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced yesterday that it will send “evidence” to NATO and more specifically radar images which, as it claims, confirm the incident.
However, this case, which has been officially denied by the Greek side, also concerned the Turkish Admiral Cihat Yayci, the “father” of the famous “Blue Homeland” doctrine, who made statements in the pro-government newspaper Jeni Safak, saying that the Greek S-300s have been upgraded almost to the level of the…S-400s!
The retired Turkish officer initially said that Greece maintains active and operational S-300 air defense missile systems and then he pointed out that the Russians secretly upgraded these systems in 2018-2019. In fact, he added that “it is unacceptable for a NATO member state to do this to an allied state, for this reason an extraordinary meeting of NATO must be held. Once the radar data is submitted to NATO, a decision should be made against Greece.”
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