Letter to the Editor: The Threat Turkey Poses to Cyprus and Greece

Supporters of Ekrem Imamoglu, the candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, CHP, cheer at a celebratory rally in Constantinople, late Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo)

Dear Editor:

While not Greek or a subscriber to your excellent newspaper, I was fortunate enough to obtain a copy and noted the threat that Turkey poses not only to Greek Cyprus but also to Greece. The situation has been exacerbated recently by the defeat of Erdogan’s party both in Ankara and Istanbul. The obvious ensuing question is to whether he will be able to stay in office.

As is true of dictators or aspiring dictators when faced with possible removal from office, Erdogan has chosen to inflame his supporters by his warlike actions, namely the invasion and seizure of Greek Cyprus territorial waters and the riches that may be derived. We can only hope that moderate voices are heard in Turkey and a crisis averted, with no thanks to Erdogan.

Very truly yours,

Nelson Marans

New York, NY

2 Comments

  1. MR. MARANS AND TNH…the accurate and retracted letter to the editor … .

    Dear Editor:

    While NOT Greek or a subscriber to your excellent newspaper, I was fortunate enough to obtain a copy and noted the threat that U.S and Nato TURKEY poses not only to Greek Cyprus but also to Greece, Iran , Venezuela, Syria, lebanon, North Korea, China, Somalia, libya, Iraq, Russia, China, Cuba , Honduras and Eastern Europe

    . The situation has been exacerbated recently by the defeat of Erdogan’s party both in Ankara and Istanbul. The obvious ensuing question is to whether he will be able to stay in office.

    As is true of dictators or aspiring dictators, like Donald Trump , Benjamin Netanyahue , Prince Salamon , Alexis Tsipras, Nico Anastasiades, Robert Menendez and Diamantaris when faced with possible removal from office, Erdogan has chosen to inflame his supporters by his warlike actions, namely the Nato invasion and seizure of Greek Cyprus territorial waters and the riches, the oil fields of the middle East and Europe, that may be derived.

    We can only hope that moderate voices are heard in U.S led Nato and a crisis averted, with no thanks to the dictators of America and Nato!.

    Very truly yours,

    Stop powerful politicians from both parties who sit in ivory towers thinking up new wars to wage and new places for people to die. Wasting trillions of dollars, hundreds of thousands of lives, undermining our economy and security, and destroying our middle class.

  2. Mr. Marans, as a faithful respectful reader of The National Herald I would like to apologize for Mr. Gianakos’ post. The internet has fed the delusional and ill-informed among us. Watch now as he goes after me.

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