Reactions continue in the Turkish media, for the raising of the huge Greek flag in Kastellorizo, with an area of 745 sq.m. and a weight of 200 kg, on Wednesday, the day of the National Anniversary of October 28.
“A provocation again from Greece: They raised a giant Greek flag in Kastellorizo” was the title of an article in the online edition of the newspaper Yeni Şafak, which describes the action as “provocative”. “Tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean continue after the new provocation of Greece, on the island of Kastellorizo, which is the closest island to Turkey, with the raising of a giant Greek flag that can be seen with bare eyes from Kaş,” the statement said, highlighting the statements of the mayor of Kaş, Mutlu Ulutaş, who spoke of provocative action from Greece on the eve of the 97th anniversary of the Republic Day in Turkey.
As reported by protothema.gr, the mayor of Kaş claimed that the raising of the huge Greek flag in Kastellorizo, aimed to overshadow the events prepared by the municipality for the 97th anniversary of the Republic Day, including the formation of the Turkish flag with laser. “On Mount Gedi Efes, which is directly opposite Kastelorizo, the Turkish flag will be formed with a laser, while in the context of the celebrations; there will be 17 artillery shots. I believe that because they heard about these events, they raised such a flag in the port of Kastellorizo” said the mayor of Kaş provocatively, ignoring that the flag was raised in a part of the Greek territory on the day of the national anniversary of October 28, 1940.