PRAGUE (dpa-AFX) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeated his recent threats to neighbor and NATO partner Greece. “Whatever country bothers us, whatever country attacks us, our reaction will always be to say: we could undoubtedly come in the middle of the night,” said the 68-year-old in Prague on Thursday. There, Turkey took part in the founding summit of the so-called European Political Community. The 27 EU countries want to network with 17 other European countries.

    Erdogan issued a similar warning in early September. At the time, he was referring to the alleged alignment of a Greek air defense system with Turkish fighter jets. He also accused Athens of militarizing Greek islands in the East Aegean. Athens denied Ankara’s allegations, citing, among other things, its right to self-defense. Relations between the two NATO partners have long been strained.

    In the past, the Turkish president had often used the sentence that one could suddenly come at night in relation to military operations – for example in Syria or Iraq./hei/DP/he