18 May, 2007
The Greek foreign ministry on Thursday denied a claim in a Turkish armed forces website that Greek military planes were harassing Turkish ones as "untrue and fictional".
"The aim is obvious and it is an attempt to create false impressions. Such actions are weighed carefully and we, of course, condemn them," foreign ministry spokesman George Koumoutsakos said.
According to the spokesman, "internal political tug of war" could not be an alibi for actions that could potentially create tension and which could never lead to a way out of whatever difficulties.
"Greece evaluates and Europe judges them," he added.