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News 360: Turkey again threatens to invade Greek islands if Athens refuses to demilitarize them 

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has again threatened Wednesday to invade the Greek islands if the Greek government continues to refuse to demilitarize them, as demanded by Ankara. 

Cavusoglu, who indicated during a press conference that Turkish forces could “arrive suddenly during the night”, pointed out that Ankara could also “challenge sovereignty” in other ways. 

Asked about the possibility of carrying out military exercises on the islands of Rhodes and Lesbos, Cavusoglu reaffirmed that the “ball is in Greece’s court”.  

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Update #1: Turkey issues new threat against Greece over Aegean islands (Politico)
 

Update #2: Row over militarization of Greek islands peaks with Turkish warning (Al-Monitor)  

WNU Editor: Greece has responded …. Greece slams Turkey over ‘repeated threats of war’ (The Times of Israel).