Speaking about Turks, the Greek Minister of National Defense, Panagiotis “Panos” Kammenos, said “they will not set foot on Greek Islands,” and Turkey will receive a response in case of new provocations.
During an interview with Skai TV of Greece, he commented on Turkish FM Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s statement that Turkey could set foot on Imia islets whenever it wanted.
“There will be no case that they [i.e. Turks] set foot on Greek islands; we will hinder it,” said Kammenos. “If they enter, we will see how they will flee from there.”
In his words, the current Greek government considerably differs from the government in 1996, and it will not withdraw.
Greece does not respond to verbal battle cries. But the government will not back away in matters of national sovereignty, added the minister.