Ankara, Turkey – Turkey summoned the Greek ambassador to Ankara to the foreign ministry to protest about what it said was Greece providing opportunities for terrorist groups to conduct activities.
Ambassador Christodoulos Lazaris was summoned because Greece allowed terrorist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) “terror group demonstrations near the Turkish Embassy in Athens,” Anadolu Agency said.
Recently, Turkey said it was halting talks with Greece, partly over a row with its prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and what Ankara calls airspace violations.
Last year, after a five-year hiatus, the two NATO members resumed talks to address their differences in the Mediterranean Sea , Sea of Islands, Western Thrace, and other bilateral issues.
Turkey is currently objecting to Finland and Sweden’s bids to join the NATO alliance, accusing them of harboring people linked to groups it deems terrorist organizations, including the PKK and its Syrian variant YPG/PKK terror group.