Turkish Defense Minister Again Threatens Greece and Cyprus

In statements made on Friday, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar continued his recent string of threatening rhetoric directed towards Greece and Cyprus, this time stating that Ankara will not accept a “fait accompli.”

Speaking at Turkey’s National Assembly during a discussion of the defense budget, Akar reiterated that Turkey will respond if Greece and Cyprus make unilateral moves in the eastern Mediterranean.

Akar’s statement was made on the eve of the planned start of drilling by ExxonMobil in a section of the Cypriot exclusive...


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Turkish Defense Minister Again Threatens Greece and Cyprus


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