Athens dismisses Erdogan 1922 war comments,

In the wake of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s references to the war with Greece in 1922 and to “despicable Greeks,” government spokesman Giannis Oikonomou responded by saying that the Turkish leader “has chosen to distort history in order to serve his revisionist narrative.”

“Greece, on the contrary, in its long history, has been writing history,” Oikonomou said, stressing that “Greece, whenever necessary, knows perfectly well how to defend its rights, vigorously and effectively.”

Greece can mobilize its traditional allies and the force of international law to deter Turkey’s escalating provocations, he indicated, adding that the country’s defense capability is strong enough to counter any threat, if necessary.

“Our allies are on our side, justice is on our side; and we can effectively deter challenges to our rightful claims,” Oikonomou added.

Speaking on the occasion of the centenary of the Greek-Turkish war, Erdogan celebrated the “great attack” of the Turks against the Greeks, whom he presented as “pawns” in the service of “treacherous” foreign powers, with an eye on the events of 1922. Läs artikel