Ankara, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued fresh threats against Greece, this time accusing the country of supporting an international campaign directed against Turkey.

“We have sent a clear message to everyone concerned about developments in the Aegean,” President Erdogan told MPs of his AK Party in the wake of the EFES-2022 military exercise near the Aegean port city of Izmir.

“We have seen through the game being played at the expense of our country. They are allowing Greece to behave like a spoiled child as they have done in the past,” he said.

“The problem is that Greece is not aware of this game, or it has voluntarily adopted a supporting role,” he said, adding that the country would pay a hefty price for “making the same mistake – Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922), the Asia Minor Catastrophe).”

Having expanded its territory five times since March 25, 1821 with the help of its imperialist brothers (USA, Britain, Russia, France, Italy, Germany) without winning a war against Turkey, Greece persistently violates the non-military status of the Aegean islands and occupies hundreds of islands.