EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): In just one week the truly treasonous Mitsotakis government, a government of puppets controlled by foreign centers committed two grave mistakes. First, while they were aware of the processes going on for over 11 months, they allowed an EU trademark commission to approve “Turkaegean” as a legitimate trademark!! In other words, they allowed the Turks to use a word that is the birthplace of Greek civilization for over 5,000 years!! And now they pretend that they will seek “accountability” for those in the Greek bureaucracy responsible for such a disaster, while they pretend to be outraged and seek correction from the EU! Well, let me put it this way: If the EU does not correct this atrocity within 2022, then Mitsotakis and his responsible minister (Adonis Georgiadis) should be hung in Syntagma Square!!
Then yesterday Mitsotakis himself comes out and says – obviously prompted by “the powers that be” in Washington DC (they always pushed for “rapprochement” with Turkey by Greece giving up her rights) that the Kurds are terrorists!!
What do you expect from a family of traitors! They have a long history of treason staring in 1941-44 as Nazi collaborators during the German occupation of Crete… Just a few years ago the now prime0minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was dragged for a long time to answer accusations of bribery from the German multinational conglomerate “Siemens”…
BELOW IS THE DISGUSTING NEWS!!
SOURCE – POLITICO.COM
ATHENS — A new row is brewing between Athens and Ankara over the EU granting trademark approval to the term “Turkaegean” for Turkish tourism campaigns.
The slogan, initially registered by the EU’s Intellectual Property Office in December 2021, has triggered a belated backlash from top Greek politicians.
Greece’s European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas sent a strongly worded letter to Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, demanding a review of the decision, according to Greek media reports Thursday.
Territorial sovereignty within the Aegean Sea has been a contentious issue between Greece and Turkey, whose summer economies rely heavily on an influx of tourists from around Europe to the Aegean’s sandy beaches and azure waters.
Turkish Deputy Tourism Minister Nadir Alpaslan said in an interview back in November that Greece “has made the world perceive the Aegean as its own region.
“We will do this even more strongly next year and show that the Aegean is not a region of Greece, but also a region of Turkey, a tourism brand.”
Wider tensions have escalated in recent months between Athens and Ankara, which have long been at odds over a number of other bilateral disputes, including maritime boundaries and overlapping claims to their continental shelves.
In his letter to Breton, first reported by Greek state news agency ANA, Schinas expressed his disappointment that “EUIPO’s internal controls and procedures have not proved sufficient to identify and notify a case with obvious and potentially serious implications for the external relations of the EU, the sovereign rights of an EU member state — Greece — but also for the protection of consumers and the EU tourism sector.”
He added that the case marked a “clear failure at the administrative level to adequately assess the political and legal dimensions of such a decision.”
In Madrid on Thursday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said: “We have a legal arsenal at our disposal to correct what has happened, which concerns the country’s tourist image, which concerns our tourist product.”
Greek Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis apologized Thursday for his ministry’s failure to react, said he wasn’t aware about Turkey’s request and ordered an investigation.
Turkey has already launched a “Turkeagean Coast of Happiness” tourism campaign.
Türkiye has legitimate concerns on terrorism by Kurdish groups: Greece
Greek prime minister says Türkiye has ‘paid a heavy price’ to terrorism, calls for talks to resolve bilateral issues
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ( Hazem Turkia – Anadolu Agency )
Having “paid a heavy price,” Türkiye has legitimate concerns on terrorism by Kurdish groups, the Greek prime minister said on Thursday.
“Türkiye has some reasonable concerns when it comes to the issue of terrorism perpetrated by Kurdish organizations. Türkiye has paid a heavy price for such terrorist acts,” Kyriakos Mitsotakis said at a press conference at the NATO summit in Madrid.
“This is something we have no difficulty recognizing,” he said, replying to a question about Ankara’s trilateral memorandum with Sweden and Finland.
Signed on Tuesday after talks between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and leaders of the two Nordic countries and NATO, the agreement opened the path for the alliance to officially invite Finland and Sweden to join its ranks.
The two countries have pledged to address Türkiye’s terrorism concerns and lift an arms embargo on Ankara.
It also states that Finland and Sweden will work closely with Türkiye on issues related to exchange of information, extradition and, in general, the fight against terrorism.
On bilateral ties, Mitsotakis said Greece and Türkiye must keep talking to resolve their issues in a “civilized manner.”
“We must meet, we must talk,” he said, referring to Erdogan.
“We must deal with our differences in a civilized manner, in a framework of good neighborly relations and with international law as the sole point of reference. There is no other framework on which we can rely to resolve our differences.”
Türkiye did not raise any issues against Greece during the summit, according to Mitsotakis.
However, he clarified that all members were told that the Ukraine crisis was the main focus for the summit, and there was no space for other discussions that could possibly destabilize the alliance on another front.
F-35s from US
The Greek premier’s office confirmed on Thursday that Athens has sent an official request to the US to buy 20 F-35s, a combat aircraft made by American defense firm Lockheed Martin.
In Madrid, Mitsotakis said Greece intends to “acquire a squadron of F-35s, with a possible option for a second one.”
“Sending a Letter of Request (LoR) which has happened in the past few days is part of this process,” he said, adding that this is the first of multiple steps for a deal.
Greece expects the delivery of the planes to start in 2027-2028, said the prime minister.