Regarding the ‘Pontus’ claims of some radical groups in Greece, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “We invite them to get rid of the hysteria stemming from Turkish hostility and confront their own dark history. Instead of continuing their provocative rhetoric and actions, they will enable an environment of peace and cooperation to all circles in Greece today. We recommend that he adopt a vision.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a written statement about the events and discourses organized within the scope of unfounded allegations in Greece today. In the statement, stating that May 19, 1919 is a blessed date when a nation started its struggle for survival under the leadership of the Great Leader Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the statement said, “This unique liberation struggle should never be forgotten by Greece, which attempted to invade Anatolia with the support it received from the imperialist powers of the period. We see it as a futile effort to target this special day, which represents the beginning of our War of Independence, through the baseless ‘Pontic’ claims of some radical groups against our history, the activities fueling hostility towards Turks, and the statements of some politicians in Greece that distort the historical facts. The statement continued. We invite politicians, who continue to use tools such as cheating, distortion, fabrication, lies and reversing the truth, to face their own dark history by getting rid of the hysteria stemming from Turkish hostility. We recommend that all circles in Greece adopt a vision that will enable an environment of peace and cooperation instead of continuing their provocative rhetoric and actions today.