The Turkish Foreign Ministry called “unreasonable” statements of a number of radical groups in Greece about the position of “Pontic Greeks” in Turkey.
“Attempts to throw a shadow in the date of the anniversary of the beginning of the national liberation struggle of the Turkish people so important for Turkey, by spreading a lie about” Pontic Greeks “, are doomed to failure, noted in the diplomatic collection.
May 19, 1919 – a blessed date, when the nation began the struggle for existence under the leadership of the great leader of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, emphasized in the Foreign Ministry.
Ankara reminded that during the period of national liberation struggle, the Turkish people expelled interventionists from the country. “Do not forget about the lesson that Greece received, having attempted an invasion of Anatoly with the support of the imperialist powers of that period,” the agency emphasizes.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry reminded of the Lausanne Peace Treaty (1923), the text of which clearly records Greece’s responsibility for the bloody invasion of Anatoly and violation of the laws and customs of war, as well as contains compensation.
“Ankara calls for politicians resorting to distorting facts, falsifications and lies, getting rid of hysteria in relation to Turkey, and” look in the face “of their own history. We advise all circles in Greece, abandon provocations in favor of peace and cooperation,” – Added in the Turkish Foreign Ministry.