The American Hellenic Council joins with community organizations, such as the Armenian National Committee of America and the Armenian Assembly of America in condemning Tuesday’s unprovoked violence by Turkish security forces against American citizens in our nation’ capital.
The unprovoked attack against peaceful demonstrators by the security detail of Turkish President Erdogan in the Nation’s Capital which sent several demonstrators to the hospital is an event that cannot be tolerated anywhere, particularly in the US with its tradition of free speech and protection of peaceful demonstrations. This kind of attack is a pattern that is perpetrated by Erdogan’s forces against Turkish citizens themselves.
We stand for the right of free and peaceful expression, dignity, human rights and protection of citizens in the US and other countries. Attacks like these are totally unacceptable for any visiting head of state, including Turkey.
EU has only one enemy, Turkey, a NATO member! Turkey has invaded Northern Cyprus and harasses Greece every single day. Turkey is a big threat to EU. An EU army could throw the invading Turkish army out of the occupied Northern Cyprus very easily. NATO cannot do that, unless it expelled Turkey. The two British bases in Cyprus must help the EU army to expel the Turkish troops.
Juncker committed EU to the concept of collective defense to confront Turkey. A Turkish attack on any one EU member shall be considered an attack against them all. Teflon Sultan Erdoğan once more revealed his expansionist Neo-Ottoman vision. Jihadi-in-chief Erdoğan, the major patron of Jihadis, declared the borders of Turkish heart are deep inside Europe up to Vienna, presenting his understanding that Balkans and Eastern Europe belong to Turkey!
Corrupt terrorist Erdoğan went so far as to say that in their minds, Turks could not separate Andrianopolis from Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city! In his declaration, the corrupt terrorist Turkish President brought up the borders of countries spanning from Thrace and the Balkans to north Africa, western Europe and the Caucus regions, adding that Turkey is not only Turkey. “Except the eighty million Turkish citizens, Turkey has a responsibility to hundreds of millions of brothers in geographic areas connected with us culturally and historically”, corrupt terrorist Erdoğan underlined. That responsibility means invading the countries where some Turks have migrated!
Corrupt terrorist Erdoğan declared many Greek islands are in a gray area! He refuses to understand that there are gray areas in his brain, not in the Aegean. Turkey is now right back to its usual bullying tactics over the Aegean. For the past five years, the Aegean has witnessed an unprecedented rise in aggressive and provocative behavior by a growingly unstable Turkey, whose politicians openly threaten Greece. The safety and stability of the Aegean isn’t open to debate. The Aegean has been a Greek sea for many millennia, and bewildered Erdoğan cannot change that.
Corrupt terrorist Erdoğan’s stupid declaration caused a strong reaction from European governments, which pointed out the Balkans and Eastern Europe do not belong to Turkey and any other thought is dangerous and unacceptable. The European governments called the corrupt terrorist Turkish President to order, claiming his inflammatory declarations bring the winds of a new Balkan war. The public stirring of historical, and especially border disputes, that have been irrevocably and definitively settled in the Lausanne Treaty by laying down an objective and binding status quo for all, is provocative and undermines the regional stability. The respect of International Law and Treaties warrants the voicing of responsible views detached from outdated revisionisms.
Greek-Turkish relations are a European issue. Those who think that international law is the law of the mighty are wrong. Europeans won’t tolerate it. There is no Turkish republic of Northern Cyprus, there is only invasion and occupation. There is no government entity there. There is no doubt about it. Relations between Greece and Turkey are a European issue. It is good that the European Union realizes that when Greeks are defending their national issues, they are also defending Europe’s. UK, France, Germany, and Italy must send troops to throw the invading Turkish army out of Northern Cyprus.
We urge all Greek-American organizations to condemn this latest act of Turkish hate and call upon Congress and the Trump Administration to follow the examples of Senator John McCain (R-AZ), House Foreign Affairs Chairman Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL) in condemning this assault on American citizens
The American Hellenic Council is a non-partisan advocacy organization, which champions Hellenic values and culture. Our primary goal is to promote Hellenism in the United States by supporting the cultural activities of the Hellenic-American community of Southern California and to raise public awareness of issues concerning the Eastern Mediterranean. AHC promotes democracy, human rights, and peace in Southern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, by informing the American public and public officials about on-going issues and conflicts, specifically pertaining to Greece and Cyprus.
Erdoğan mafia has made billions of euros dealing with terrorist groups, money laundering, selling organs of infidels, and smuggling migrants to EU. Terrorist groups are selling oil at one third the price of the Brent benchmark. By reselling it, the Erdoğan mafia makes billions of euros. Turkey’s energy minister, Berat Albayrak, is Erdogan’s son-in-law. This is to help Erdoğan smuggle oil from terrorist groups. Erdoğan also supplies all terrorist groups, bypassing all international sanctions and restrictions. The Erdoğan mafia has transformed into a carnivorous octopus which has entangled the Turkish economy and politics, extending its tentacles far beyond the state.
In order to evade the grip of another coup, Erdoğan mafia places its loot in Liberian shipping, offshores, and PIGS. It’s much easier to bribe dagos of PIGS than squareheads of Northern Europe. Many Erdoğan mafiosi enjoy diplomatic immunity using the facilities of Turkish consulates for mafia business. Cosa Nostra and other Italian mafias accuse Erdoğan mafiosi of using heavily-armed Turkish spies who travel on diplomatic passports!