Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis pointed to Turkey's growing isolation and urged it to return to the path of "basic dialogue."
"The other side may monotonously continue its lies and threats, but it is alone in this game ... They are not just going against Greece, they are the whole of Europe and our allies in NATO who must be fought," Mitsotakis said at a cabinet meeting in Athens following the latest escalation of tension from Ankara, Kathimerini reported.
"Instead of inflammatory rhetoric, they should finally choose peaceful action and the path of substantial dialogue," he said, adding that Greece "remains calm and confident in its clear positions, with the force of international law, armed forces on alert and the support of allies."
Earlier, Erdogan stated that "terrorists are protected in almost all European countries, especially in the Greek camp of Lavrio."
Apparently referring to the increased U.S. military presence in the northeastern Greek port of Alexandroupolis, Erdogan expressed his frustration with "those who provoke Greece," saying that "the weapons accumulated in Western Thrace mean nothing to us."
"You think America and Europe's support will save you? It will not save you," the Turkish daily newspaper Sozcu quoted Erdogan as saying.