Monday, November 30, 2015

A Twitter War Between Turkey And Greece?

The Greek Prime Minister took direct diplomacy to a rather more public forum last night as he sent a series of barbed tweets to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Daily Mail

Reuters: Greek-Turkish Twitter dogfight started in error: official

Greece and Turkey fought a brief dogfight on Twitter over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane due to an error by an aide in Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office, a Greek official said on Monday.

It began in the middle of a summit between Turkey and the European Union on Sunday, when a message appeared on Tsipras' Twitter account saying: "To Prime Minister Davutoglu: Fortunately our pilots are not as mercurial as yours against the Russians."

A second tweet issued in Tsipras' name referred to near-miss aerial incidents between Greek and Turkish planes over the Aegean Sea, saying: "What is happening in the Aegean is outrageous and unbelievable".

A third tweet added: "We're spending billions on weapons. You - to violate our airspace. We - to intercept you."

More News On Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' Tweets To Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras slams Turkey on Twitter, then deletes his comments -- Washington Post
Greek PM Tsipras Takes on Turkey's Davutoglu on Twitter -- NYT/AP
Greek PM goads Turkish PM on Twitter over downing of Russian jet -- AFP
Tsipras in Twitter outburst after Turkey downs Russia plane -- BBC
Greek PM taunts Turkish counterpart over downing of Russian jet in astonishing series of Twitter posts -- Daily Mail
Tsipras Pokes at Turkey on Twitter Over Russian Jet Downing -- Bloomberg
Greek PM Criticizes Turkey Over 'Mercurial' Downing of Russian Su-24 -- Sputnik
Tsipras tweets sent in error, Greece admits -- Politico

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