OREANDA-NEWS. Minister for National Defense of Greece, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, said that the country is ready for everything to protect its sovereign rights, including military action against Turkey in case of provocations, the number of which has been growing in recent times.

“Turkey’s behavior has been quite aggressive lately. I believe that the only way for Greece to cope with such behavior, which generally has a tendency to aggression, is, on the one hand, to use all its diplomatic weapons, and on the other hand, to ensure an increase in deterrent armed forces,” Panagiotopoulos said on the air of Star TV.

Being asked whether Greece is ready for a military solution of the conflict, as the adviser to the prime minister said, Panagiotopoulos answered in the affirmative. “He said that we are preparing for any situation. Of course, everything possible includes military participation. We do not want this, but we want to make it clear that we will do everything possible to protect our sovereign rights,” the Minister concluded.