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Cavusoglu issues fresh threat against Greece

Cavusoglu issues fresh threat against Greece

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday warned Greece against extending its territorial waters in the Aegean Sea, adding that Ankara “will not accept a fait accompli that has kept Turkey trapped in its coastline.”

“We will not allow [Greece] to extend its territorial waters in the Aegean by a single mile,” he said. Ankara has said that if Athens extends its territorial waters to 12 miles in the Aegean it would be a casus belli, or cause for war.

Cavusoglu accused Greece of being “dishonest” over its differences with Turkey in the Aegean and the eastern Mediterranean, adding that Athens is “standing in the way of justice.”

He also referred to ostensible Greek plans to attack Turkey, adding that “Athens has lost its senses.” “The Greeks know what it means to face Turkey. We want dialogue, but Greece needs to be sincere,” he said. Cavusoglu claimed that Athens has been targeting Ankara with “fake news,” adding that “[Greek] propaganda has fallen flat.”