The Turks target Lesbos and Samos – Ankara’s new narrative?


They try to create false impressions both at home and abroad.

The Turks are taking aim Lesvos and Samos in the media. The Turkish claims about the transfer of armored personnel carriers to Lesbos and Samos are today Monday front page in all Turkish newspapers, trying to create false impressions both abroad and at home in the wake of the appearance of Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the UN and the message he sent to the Turkish people .

SKAI’s Istanbul correspondent Manolis Kostidis expressed his fears that the Turkish government is trying to create a narrative for the future.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks of islands under occupation and warns that “we will come one night”. Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, and other ministers, are challenging the sovereignty of the islands under the pretext of militarization, and it comes after the Ministry of Defense with aerial photographs purporting to show armored personnel carrier in Lesvos and Samos “under the nose of Turkey”.

It seems to be a new narrative of upgrading provocation, where “self-defense” means attack, Manolis Kostidis pointed out, while the Turkish elections are getting closer.

The photos in question by Turkish drones were allegedly taken on September 18 and show Greek tankers unloading armored fighting vehicles on Lesvos and Samos.

The Turks claim that 23 tanks were landed on Lesbos and 18 on Samos and that they are of the same type as the tanks that the US brought to Alexandroupolis a few weeks ago.

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