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Strong reaction in Athens to Turkish officials’ map questioning Greece’s sovereignty

The public posting by top officials of a party that is a partner in Turkey’s ruling coalition of a map which depicts Greek territory as Turkish is an especially aggressive and provocative action, which is entirely to be condemned, diplomatic sources underlined on Sunday.

Unfortunately, they added, it is “ part of an escalation of the extreme Turkish rhetoric that we are witnessing on a daily basis.”

Greece expects the immediate and public condemnation of this unacceptable action, which questions Greece’s territorial integrity, the same sources underlined.

The reaction responds to images made public earlier of a visit by the coalition partner of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli, to the headquarters of the ultranationalist ‘Grey Wolves’ organisation, where he was photographed next to a map showing half the Aegean Sea and Crete under Turkish control.

(Reuters)

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