Athens fumes after NATO praises Turkey over 1922 war victory against Greece,

Greece filed a complaint to NATO’s chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday after the Ankara-based Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) praised Turkey on social media for its victory against Greece in a war in 1922.

Particularly, LANDCOM wished a “happy Victory and Turkish Armed Forces Day to our host nation […] On this very special day, we would like to express our gratitude to Türkiye for their hospitality as our hosts here at LANDCOM”.

“Since joining NATO in 1952, Türkiye has participated in multiple operations and exercises and has always demonstrated the great professionalism and tenacity of its soldiers,” LANDCOM added.

The post refers to the 1919-1922 Greek-Turkish war, where Greek troops were forced to retreat amid massive military and human losses. Läs artikel