Thursday, July 25 2024

Newly unveiled documents reveal Turkey’s plan to invade Greece and Armenia

Turkey has a plan for the invasion of Greece and Armenia, secret documents obtained by Nordic Monitor have revealed.

Turkey’s plan to invade Greece has existed since at least June 13, 2014 under the codename of  “TSK Çakabey Harekât Planlama Direktifi,” in honour of Chaka Bey, a Seljuk Turk who invaded and took control of Lesvos, Samos, Chios and Rhodes, before the Byzantine Empire quickly retook the islands with General Constantine Dalassenos completely destroying the Seljuk navy.

Despite Chaka Bey’s utter defeat at sea, Turkey honour him and consider him the founding father of the Turkish navy.

The documents unveiled by Nordic Monitor reveals that the invasion plan against Greece has existed since 2014, but the one for Armenia, codenamed TSK Altay Harekât Planlama Direktifi, has existed since at least August 15, 2000.

These secret and classified documents were accidentally revealed for public viewing when an Ankara-based investigating prosecutor, Serdar Coşkun, that Nordic Monitor says is a loyalist of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, ‘forgot’ to remove the documents before submitting them to the court when they were collected from the General Staff headquarters during an investigation into a failed coup against the Turkish president on July 15, 2016.

The documents including the invasion plan for the Greece were found to have been exchanged among top military commanders as they use a secure internal email communications system, but the document unveiled by Nordic Monitor does not have any details on the specifics of the plan other than the name and the updated date of the plan.

It is likely that the specifics of the invasion plans were marked as “top secret” and therefore could not be shared through the intranet system run on the Turkish military’s email exchange servers.

Ankara in the past few years have been increasing their rhetoric that many Greek islands, including Crete, Rhodes and Lesvos belong to Turkey and have increased demands that Greece demilitarises these islands. However, as these documents prove, Greece cannot demilitarise these islands as it is a matter of protecting Greek sovereignty from Turkish aggression.

The documents can be seen here.