Greek Foreign Minister: ‘The Turkish public isn’t buying into the anti-Greek delirium’

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A majority of Turkish citizens believe recent tensions between their country and Greece are primarily due to upcoming elections, a new poll revealed on Wednesday.

The poll, conducted by independent Turkish research organisation, Metropoll, revealed that 51.5% of Turks believe that “the tension between Greece and Turkey is an attempt to create an electoral agenda,” while 64% said they do not consider the Greeks as enemies.

During his speech to the Hellenic Parliament on Thursday, Greece’s Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias said the survey is proof that “the Turkish public isn’t buying into the anti-Greek delirium which currently pervades the Turkish political system.”

He went on to say that Greece believes Turkey is capable of “leaving revisionism aside” and “turning towards the European edifice.”

“I believe the Russian invasion of Ukraine demonstrates by its failure exactly how outdated revisionism is,” he added.

Foreign Minister Dendias also mentioned to Parliament the passing of the president of the Acropolis Museum, Dimitris Pantermalis, actress Irini Papas and actor and politician Kostas Kazakos this week.

“All three with their presence contributed exceptionally to the field of culture,” he said.

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