Erdogan recently said: “We say at every opportunity we have that Syria, Iraq and other places in the geography [map] in our hearts are no different from our own homeland. We are struggling so that a foreign flag will not be waved anywhere where adhan [Islamic call to prayer in mosques] is recited.”
That includes Greece.
“Turkish coast guard vessel rams Greek patrol boat off Imia,” Ekathimerini, February 13, 2018:
A Turkish patrol boat reportedly rammed a Greek coast guard vessel that was anchored off the island of Imia in the Aegean at around midnight on Monday.
The incident did not result in any no injuries but only minor damage to the stern of the Greek vessel, yet it serves to illustrate the heightened tension in the area where Greece and Turkey came on the brink of war 22 years ago.
The Turkish naval presence, on coast guard terms, remains high in the area, where Greece also conducts frequent patrols….
Turkey disputes the sovereignty of the Imia islts, which it calls Kardak.