A new chapter in the well-scrubbed history of the Turkish jihad against the Greeks. The Greek genocide, including the Pontic genocide, was the systematic genocide of the Christian Ottoman Greek population from its historic homeland in Anatolia during World War I and its aftermath by the Turkish Muslims. Of course in this latest Turkish act of aggression, the Greeks will be blamed, despite the endless genocide by the Turks of the Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians etc. For the Turks, it has never ended. And they have never owned up to their barbarity.
Since the Greek genocide and the defeat of the Ottoman Islamic empire, the Turks have continued to taunt and menace Greece. Turkey has been conducting a low-grade war against Greece for decades; for years, Turkey has claimed Greek islands in the Aegean and menaced Greek planes and ships. Successive Turkish governments have made it clear that they do not really take seriously Greece’s independence, and want to erode and ultimately destroy the independent Greek state.
Now Erdogan has explicitly declared that he wants to reconquer the lands held by the Ottomans, which includes Greece; consequently, the Turkish military routinely harasses Greek planes and ships. Clearly, Erdogan is itching for a war with Greece — or more precisely, a jihad.
The Greek genocide, part of which is known as the Pontic genocide, was the systematic genocide of the Christian Ottoman Greek population from its historic homeland in Anatolia during World War I and its aftermath (1914–1922). It was instigated by the government of the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish national movement against the indigenous Greek population of the Empire and it included massacres, forced deportations involving death marches, summary expulsions, arbitrary execution, and the destruction of Eastern Orthodox cultural, historical, and religious monuments. According to various sources, several hundred thousand Ottoman Greeks died during this period. Most of the refugees and survivors fled to Greece (amounting to over a quarter of the prior population of Greece). Some, especially those in Eastern provinces, took refuge in the neighbouring Russian Empire.
Thus by the end of the 1919–1922 Greco-Turkish War, most of the Greeks of Asia Minor had either fled or had been killed. Those remaining were transferred to Greece under the terms of the later 1923 population exchange between Greece and Turkey, which formalized the exodus and barred the return of the refugees. Other ethnic groups were similarly attacked by the Ottoman Empire during this period, including Assyrians and Armenians, and some scholars and organizations have recognized these events as part of the same genocidal policy.
Greece fighter jet CRASHES in dogfight with Turkey plane just day after Greeks open fire
A GREEK fighter jet has crashed into the sea after claims of a dog fight with Turkish planes in disputed airspace just days after Greek soldiers opened fire on a helicopter.
By Mark Chandler, April 12, 2018
The Mirage 2000-5 plunged into the eastern Aegean Sea today near the island of Skyros.
It was thought to have been returning to base after intercepting Turkish fighter jets.
Minister of National Defence Panos Kammenos later announced the pilot was dead.
He said: “A Greek pilot is in the pantheon of heroes.
“He fell for faith and homeland fighting to defend our sovereignty and territorial integrity. Sincere condolences to his family.”
According to local media, the jet had been involved in a dog fight with the Turkish planes.
However, Turkey has denied having any planes in the region.
The crash follows a spike in tensions between Greece and Turkey over the disputed airspace.
On Monday, Greek soldiers fired on a Turkish helicopter in the Aegean.
Soldiers fired tracer rounds towards the helicopter as it approached the island of Ro late on Monday night.
After the shots – described as warning shots – had been fired, the chopper left the area.
The Greek government accused Turkey of a provocative act after the aircraft approached with its navigation lights switched off.
Both countries are at odds over the sovereignty of the Aegean islands, the waters around them and the airspace above.
Turkish aircraft are said to have entered the airspace thousands of times, leading to a number of dog fights between the air forces.
The current escalation began when the Greek Supreme Court blocked the extradition of eight Turkish soldiers who Ankara claims were involved in the country’s coup.
Greece blocked the extradition saying they would not have a fair trial under President Erdogan.
Last summer the captain of a Turkish freight ship said the Greek coast guard had opened fire on his vessel after he refused an order to dock at a port in the Aegean Sea.
And last month two Greek soldiers were captured by Turkish military after they crossed the border.
Turkey accuses them of being spies, whereas Greece says the men simply got lost in fog and crossed the border by accident.
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