Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar affirmed today, Friday, that the Greek "provocations" will not pass without a response from Ankara. And the official Anatolia news agency quoted Akar as saying that Turkey "does not harass or provoke Greece." The Turkish Minister of Defense accused the Greek politicians and military of systematically fabricating provocations and crises with Turkey in order to cover up their impotence, as he described it. In the past few months, the dispute has escalated again between the two countries regarding maritime borders and territorial waters. "We will do what is necessary," and last month, the Foreign Minister threatened Turkish Mevlut Cavusoglu told his country to do what is necessary if Greece continues its provocations, commenting on the Greek military maneuvers in the Aegean islands off the Turkish coast. In arming it. These developments came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinted to move against Greece, saying that "Turkey may come by surprise one night."