“Is it #Turkophobia”? to @PrimeministerGR



Historically, Greece prefers a peaceful diplomacy to neighbor Turkey. Often, this becomes even friendly. Truth is , that this peaceful intention makes sometimes Greece’s stance to seem almost “speechless”

The Greek Prime Minister’s office said Greece’s government “strongly complained via the diplomatic path that such claims are absolutely unacceptable according to the international law” and chose to not further raise tensions.

The e-mailed statement verifies reports in local media, Xinqua today , (ten days later) wrote, that on Feb. 6 Ankara prevented the aircraft from landing on the Greek island of Rhodes for refueling and then continuing its trip to Teheran flying over Turkish airspace.

Turkish authorities argued that the plane was considered a military aircraft since it had military pilots,

therefore could not land on Rhodes and then fly over Turkey, since “the island is a demilitarized zone.” Athens does not recognize the claim.

Ankara suggested the plane  ( reminding, which was carrying the Greek PM)  to land for refueling in Turkey instead of the Greek island Rhodes for which the Greek Air plan was suggesting,  and then continue the journey with Ankara’s overflight permission

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos elaborated speaking to Greek Star  TV  on Nikos Hatzini9koloaou New show , answering to questions of Defense Reporter Paris Karvounopoulos.

The incident, by the way,  occurred opn the special timing of the two countires Greece and Turkey’s historic agreement to cooperate under NATO’s umbrella in the Aegean Sea to manage the refugee flows from Turkey to Europe.

“We ALL need to find  us a good … national psychologist!”

comments Paris Karvounopoulos on his article in the new site on GreekDefense and Military Affairs.

“To address the “tourkophobia” , the credible reporter explains ,  “which has held for decades Greece’s position on a not-at-all-provocative response to any aggressive or furious provocation from Turkey’s side that could be shown. But let’s not get it to the edge,” Karvouynopoulos adds, “and find oursleves always willingly to do all Ankara’s favors”.

“How could be, a Greek Prime Minister himself not to be allowed to land the PM airplane on Greek land. And finally, Prime Minister of Greece’s alternative flight plan to choose to avoid “any type of crash”, by dissmissing landing on the Greek island and choosing another route…”

Instead of submitting a new flight plan to Ankara that would circumvent Rhodes, the PM’s plane eventually flew to Egypt for refueling and then continued over Cyprus, Jordan and Saudi Arabia to reach Iran, the PM’s office today’s statement added.

Mr Tsipras had to land on the Greek island, Paris Karvounopoulos insists . “Prime Minister had to ignore completely the Turkish absurdity and land in Rhodes. As simple as that”.

Recently, Ankara has taken a series of “landmark” challenges that can not be ignored article notes. “Our islands and Aegean regions’ sovereignity is systematically questioned,   the “demilitarization” of the Dodecanese is boldy highlighted, even ,now, the … Prime Empraer! NOTAM which denies everything and especially the “logic” of the Aegean, even on the same moments that Greece is looking to find its heroes dead……. The Athens side remains consistently … silent.”


Just like Salomi , Yianis, they are asking for your head…


Tsipras : Yianis, a great asset for our gov

“Allow me, Yianis Varoufakis is a great asset for our government” , was Alexis Tsipras’ answer to the malicious Greek and international opponents of the Greek Finance Minister, who rushed to spread the news of a “split” between him and the Greek Prime Minister as soon as Tsipras announced the reshuffle of the Greek negotiations group on Monday April 27, after the Riga Eurogroup. The same night, the Prime Minister gave a live interview to one of the least  most credible Greek journalist’s tv show, where also he was questioned live by greek citizens .

Alexis spoke with true appreciation for Varoufakis political contribution to Greece’s efforts for a more humanitarian and growth firendly deal with Europe and made clear that

“Varoufakis is an asset for the country. He has annoyed them because he speaks their language better than they do. He insists on his opinion. But the negotiations do not belong to one person, the prime minister has the overall rersponsibility.”

adding also that negative climate against the finance minister is obviously part of the negotiating practice.


Greece’s alternate foreign minister, Eucleid Tsakalotos, will head a new policy negotiating team as to strengthen Greece’s bailout talks with the country’s international creditors, as Monday morning was announced by the government During a meeting between senior government officials late Sunday, “the support to the Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who has been targeted by international press, has been reconfirmed,” top govt official said .

“Bullied” @YianisVaroufakis, still “too smashing as a Greek”, answers by Roosvelt’s words


Blamed as irresponsible and gambler, Yianis Varoufakis was “bullied” worse than ever this time after the Eurogroup in Riga. His reputation has been obviously attacked, but not  necesserily hurted

On the weekend after, he personally chose to answer with the words that US President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s had used for his speech in  1936 on the eve of a national election.


Whatever the comments and articles of the european press might have been,  unstoppably for 100 days for the new leftist governmenet, and especially for Yianis Varoufakis, the  schocking, finally, is not What German and European media say, but the extend of the provocative articles, and the repetition of them,  the bitterness of the comments, and the audacity to offense the New political faces of Greece( him first, and the leftist governement as a whole) to the international audience, just by being media, (European -German approved media,) that “know to tell the truth the way they want it.”

This, as it comes out,  is probably widely ok among the assumed to be credible european press. Besides, it explains within Greece, three months after the political change, the propaganda of mock news, imposed in the interior of the country by the 5 years of memorandum governments which continue of course to be now on their peak .

Thanks God, West is not only the European West , and the world is not only Euro. On the other side of the Atlantic, Varoufakis, let’s say, has a completely different status and face in the eyes of public opinion , and the worlds’ think tank, as well.

2nd top thinker of the world Yianis Varoufakis

Varoufakis Second World Thinker on Globe, Just voted worldwide, by the Prospect Magazine March 25, 2015

Worldwide Varoufakis has been been voted during the recent three months second top thinker of the world (before Namomi Klein on the List), and the Business Insider included him on its list of the 20 most interesting men in the world. .He easily exchanges his views for the world’s and Europe’s economy with Nobelists  and think tanks, and also , on his fist two months of his ministry , he had a real talk for Greece’s financial future with President Obama, being invited at the White House .

” We wellcome Yianis Varoufakis, he brought us some money”, said President Obama wellcoming  the Greek Finance Minister at the White house

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis in Washington

It’s  another world, one could say, it is different species. Europe stubborn , and attached to the technocrat’s details, forms its policies shooting anything or anyone that threatens its valuable numbers, since numbers-and-only are meant to be what European leaders will keep worshiping  as  God. ‘Show me your money’, was the ethichs behing the ideal of being United as Europe. As proved so far, nothing is meant to count for the present leaders of the European West, that show their abhorrence to anyone who is different or potent to  make any difference within the barrieres of their world .Greek Government  and the Prime Minister’s office, are already used to this attitude of communicational offenses and lies forwarded to the press.

Greek government sources on Friday, hours after the meeting of Alexis Tsipras with Angela Merckel,  and as soon as the Riga eurogroup had finished, said on informal briefing that

an attempt was made to reverse at Friday’s Eurogroup meeting in Riga the constructive and positive climate in which the meetings between Alexis Tsipras and Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and Jean-Claude Juncker took place.

Same sources stressed that they expect the pressures against Greece to intensify as much as we are getting closer to sign the Agreement.


Varoufakis’ tweet as an answer to the offensive Spiegel article the day after the Riga Eurogrop

Friday’s media reports from Riga and the informal Eurogroup meeting reported that Eurozone Finnance Ministers shot down most of his positions and interventions. Reuters, wrote an article after the last Eurogroup in Riga presenting the Greek Financne Minister as the looser. “Yanis was isolated at the meeting and didn’t even attend the evening dinner reception”, the aricle wrote.  Eurozone sources claimed to the media that Varoufakis’ handling of the talks was immature, and they blamed him of wasting time, of gambling, and being a complete amateur.

How could such a profie, by which the European propaganda describes the Greek Finance Minister, match with the excess of respect Professor Yianis Varoufakis recieves from the top Academics and Nobelists in the United States, while being such an “amateur” and gambler of economic theories?

More obvious than ever is now shown that it is Greece’s credibity that is aimed to be cancelled behind the lines of such reports, which have been proved to be not at all accidental, on the contrary, they are systematic . For instance, Wolfgang Schäuble had said since the eurogroup on March 9, that Minister Varoufakis was the only minister to believe that time was not lost and that he had to once again return to Athens, a statement totally identical to the comments leaked and distributed to the press 40 days after, at the Riga meeting .

Nobelist Joseph Spiglitz, Yianis Varoufakis

Nobelist Joseph Spiglitz, Yianis Varoufakis, April 9,NY

They dared also to speak of inadequacy of the progress of negotiatons, presenting the Greek approach not  professional enough as the techinocrats would have wanted.By throwing out of the negotiations table Greece’s officilal financial approach for a more humanitarian and growth friendly solution, no argument could stand against this European world of the West, and no nation, especially these Greeks, would have shaked their absolutist plans.

On April 9, the Greek Finance Minister, discussing “his way” the story Greece at a conference of the Institute for New Economic Thinking in NY,  had said, during the live conversation he had on the panel with the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz:

“There is no doubt that if we had a federal republic, if we had a United States of Europe, we would not be here discussing the Greek crisis, the eurozone crisis, banking union or anything of the sort.”

“Unfortunately,” he added, “the way we designed the eurozone, it was crying out for a crisis.”