The Minister of National Defense Panos Kammenos called the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “brutal dictator” in a radio interview on Thursday.
“We cannot leave extremism go unanswered, as in the case of Erdogan, who has turned into a brutal dictator at the moment and is threatening our home. When they try to threaten our home, they will hear the response and know that we are not willing to back down on our national sovereignty, in the name of diplomacy” the Minister argued on RealFM 97.8
Regarding the latest provocations from Turkey, the National Defense Minister noted that “we can all sleep peacefully at night, because the Hellenic Armed Forces have a high morale and level of professionalism”. Mr. Kammenos added that while the provocations at present are verbal, any violation of Greek territory will be addressed «immediately«.