We near the start of a new year and there is an old situation that is about to come to a head…..that would be the animosities between Greece and Turkey.
This “hatred” goes back to the days of Greek dominance of the region….think B.C.
It began back when the Greeks were a power and the Persians had the region of Anatolia (Turkey)….but that is a lesson for your World Civilization class….I would like to write about a more modern “hatred” that centered arounf the island of Cyprus……
This will help set the stage…..
The last “war” was in 1974 and the island was divided along Greek/Turkish lines…..1074 was a major conflict that the world tried to find peace for the two sides….
Another quick reference to this conflict…..
The reason I brought the fact that Greece and Turkey have come to blows over their disagreements is because there is more news…..this time Cyprus is not the center of the “hatred”….but the island is always part of the disagreements….
This time Greece is pissed that Turkey has “invaded” their airspace without proper clearances….
Greece’s top military brass have fired off a set of unusually stern warnings to Turkey, threatening to crush its troops if they dare to land on any disputed islet in the Aegean Sea – but Ankara didn’t mince its words either.Reacting to violations of Greek airspace by Turkish jets over the Aegean, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos warned that Ankara would pay a price.“If they make the slightest move, we will crush them,” Kammenos threatened. Athens wants peace and harmony, he said, but it won’t “concede a single centimeter” of its land.