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Turkish FM calls Greek counterpart “crybaby” with “inferiority complex”

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu launched an unprecedented personal attack on his Greek counterpart, Nikos Dendias, calling him a traumatized crybaby with an “inferiority complex” in a TV interview.

“They (Greece and its allies Cyprus, Egypt etc.) meet from time to time. Greece complains about Turkey at every meeting. (Dendias) says he called two or three foreign ministers a day and complained about Turkey. Greek foreign minister is still crying like a child. This is traumatic. He has to cry to at least five people a day and complain about Turkey. Look at his tweets, saying Turkey is an aggressor and such. This is an attitude stemming from an inferiority complex and fear,” Cavusoglu said during told CNN Turk Thursday.

Cavusoglu also played tough concerning regional disputed and his country’s confrontation with the US over Turkey’s acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile system.

“When (Greeks) seize our rights, we do what’s necessary on the field and at the table. We have shown this. We’ll show it again. The balance of power (in the Aegean and East Mediterranean) will not change,” Cavusoglu said.

The Turkish Foreign Minister added that Turkey “must get the F-35” advanced fighter from the US, which has excluded Turkey in retaliation for the S-400 acquisition. Cavusoglu said that if US persists in its refusal “We will consider buying Su-57 or Su-35 (from Russia).” [kathimerini]

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  1. Hopefully Nikos Dendias remained silent and did react to the ad hominem. In the diplomatic world one should never ever use ad hominems, you immediately disqualify yourself.

    Obviously, it is never good to use an ad hominem.

  2. Says the guy that threatened to resign because his boss declared 10 Western ambassadors persona non grata. If Erdogan had gone ahead with throwing these ambassadors out then this men would be the one calling foreign ministries everyday to asked them to please not break off relations.

  3. Cavusoglu was probably looking in a mirror when giving that interview. Looking at all his interviews with CNN Türk it’s very clear who is the real traumatized crybaby with an inferiority complex. His (and also the Sultan’s) constant rhetoric reminds of the German black & white news reels from the 1930’s.

  4. The balance of power (in the Aegean and East Mediterranean) will not change,” Cavusoglu said.

    Greece always did prepare for such eventualities with a superior force but this balamce already has, with allied defense agreements.

    Greece always could go it alone but the heavy lifting is over by adding to its the deterrence capabilities the new ships and planes to further inhibit unlawful violation of international law by this autocratic dictator with a greater capability of immediacy. They have been crying about Greece’s ability to protect itself or playing victim when their intolerable provocations always fail.

  5. This unlawful regime’s bellicose bravado and insults are breathtakingly stupid and shamelessly rude. What kind of animals are these?