Greek Defense Minister Slams Turkey’s ‘Hegemonic Ambitions’

The Jerusalem Post reports: Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos (pictured) launched scathing criticisms of Turkey’s regional role during a defense conference held at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies in Ramat Gan.

Kammenos, during his address at the conference on Thursday evening at Bar-Ilan University on “Strategic Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean,” described Ankara’s actions as reflecting “Ottoman revisionist and hegemonic ambitions.”

Turkey, despite being a NATO member along with Greece, and being in a former alliance with Israel, has been exhibiting policies and behavior toward these two nations that are “far from being friendly, far from being in accordance with international law, and far from being stabilizing” the region, he said.

Ankara’s conduct toward Greece is “creating friction in the Aegean in Southeastern Europe,” he said.

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