Greece hosts some 10,000 FETÖ members: Official

Around 10,000 FETÖ members are living in Greece, a senior Foreign Ministry official told the daily Milliyet, hinting that the relations reached a point where it would "explode with a little spark."

Claiming the country accommodates terrorist organizations and that Athens is seen as a safe haven for many anti-terrorist organizations operating in Türkiye, such as DHKP-C, PKK and FETÖ, the official said, "They aim to use them to harm Türkiye one day by providing space for them just because they are enemies of the Turks."

"The moves you will make to disturb Türkiye will hit Greece one day," the official added.

The official also pointed out that they are not worried about Greece in matters such as the arms race or unauthorized flights as nearly 20,000 unauthorized crossings were reported by local media.

The official reminded that following an era when good relations were established between Atatürk, the founder of modern Türkiye, and the then Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Kyriakou Venizelos, an exceptional period was experienced with Athens, thanks to the former foreign ministers of the two countries, İsmail Cem and Yorgo Papandreou.

Evaluating the current situation as "restoring to factory settings," the official said that Greece broke its promises to keep the agreed-upon dialogue alive after a meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Kiriakos Mitsotakis in March.

Athens increased its anti-Türkiye lobbying activities and provocative flights in the Aegean after the meeting, the official said, adding, "We are in a position to explode at the slightest spark like a gas compression."

The FETÖ members, then soldiers in the Turkish military, landed in Greece's Alexandroupolis (Dedeağaç), near the...

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