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Greece's Foreign Ministry criticized Turkey's war threats after the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry threatened to "take action" against Greece over military exercises in the Aegean Sea.

The Greek Foreign Ministry said Turkey's "repeated threats of war" were "totally unacceptable," and noted that Greece respects international law and the United Nations' law of the sea.

Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that "Greece must give up its violation. Either it will back down and abide by the agreement, or we will do whatever is necessary." "Greece must not forget this," Cavusoglu said. "Those who sow the wind reap the storm. If you do not want peace, we will do what is necessary. One night, all of a sudden."

"Statements by Turkish officials about the demilitarization of the Aegean Sea islands have repeatedly been completely rejected on a number of arguments," the Greek Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "The questioning of the sovereignty of the Greek islands and the rising tensions in the Aegean Sea due to the threat of war have also been fully condemned by the international community," the ministry said in a statement.

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