August 14, 2022

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Clash between Baerbock and Cavusoglu during visit to Turkey

At a joint press conference in Istanbul on Friday, the two engaged in verbal wars over an expected Turkish offensive in northern Syria, the jailing of opposition leader Osman Gavala in Turkey and an island dispute between Greece and Turkey.

Beerbock had previously visited Athens and was clearly on Greece’s side in the dispute over the Greek islands of Rhodes, Kos and Lesbos in the eastern Mediterranean. The Turkish government challenges Athens’ sovereignty over these islands and demands the withdrawal of all Greek troops. “The Greek islands are Greek territory, and no one has the right to question that,” Beyerbach reiterated in Istanbul, speaking to his Greek counterpart, Nikos Dentias, in Athens.