Turkish President Erdoğan Warns Greece That Its Missiles Can Reach Athens

Turkish President Erdogan. Πηγή Φωτογραφίας: sabah/cnnturk


Politico: Erdoğan warns Greece that Turkish missiles can reach Athens


‘If you don’t stay calm, … a country like Turkey will not be a bystander,’ Turkey’s president says. 

ATHENS — Turkey warned Greece that a missile could hit the Greek capital unless “you stay calm,” further escalating its rhetoric against Greece.

“Now we have started to make our own missiles,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said during a speech on Sunday in Samsun, in northern Turkey. “Of course, this production scares the Greeks. When you say ‘Tayfun,’ the Greek gets scared and say, ‘It will hit Athens.’ Well, of course it will.” 

Tayfun, which is Turkish for “typhoon” is a short-range ballistic missile developed by Turkey. The missile, which was test-fired in October over the Black Sea and hit a target at a distance of about 560 kilometers, a range more than double that of the current missiles in Turkey’s arsenal. 



Update #1: Turkey-Greece Tensions: Erdogan Warns Missiles Can Hit Athens — Bloomberg

Update #2: Turkey’s Erdogan Warns Greece Its Missiles Can Hit Athens — ‘If You Don’t Stay Calm…’ — Benzinga


WNU Editor: The Greek government has responded …. Greek foreign minister slams Turkish leader’s missile threat (AP).

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