Greek Foreign Ministry condemns Turkish incursion near Alexandroupolis

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ATHENS – The Greek Foreign Ministry has condemned the “unprecedented violation of national sovereignty by two Turkish fighter jets, which illegally entered our national airspace and approached the city of Alexandroupolis at a distance of only 2.5 nautical miles,” in a statement released Friday.

Instructed by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, the Secretary General of the Ministry, Themistoklis Demiris, presented an immediate and forceful approach to the Turkish Ambassador in Athens. Under the same directive, Greece’s allies and partners will also be notified of the incident, including the European Union, NATO and the United Nations.

This action is an absolutely clear escalation of Turkey’s provocative behavior, the Greek ministry noted, adding that it is also part of Turkey’s efforts to promote its neo-Ottoman revisionism, while violating all fundamental rules of international law. .

Furthermore, the ministry stressed, this action jeopardizes NATO’s cohesion and its immediate priorities, while posing a clear threat to the EU at a critical time, as the port of Alexandroupolis is a key hub for the transfer of military forces to support Greece’s allies.

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