Erdogan praises Tayfun missile project, urges Greece to ‘behave’

Erdogan praises Tayfun missile project, urges Greece to ‘behave’

Sticking true to his aggressive rhetoric, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday warned regional rival Greece to “behave,” while praising Turkey’s Tayfun missile project.

Tayfun, which is Turkish for “typhoon,” is a short-range ballistic missile developed by Ankara. The missile was test-fired over the Black Sea in October, striking a target at a distance of approximately 560 kilometers, a range more than double that of the existing missiles in the country’s arsenal.

Addressing the parliamentary group of his AK Party on Wednesday, Erdogan echoed comments he made in December saying, “Now that we have made our own missiles, the Greeks are in panic.”

Erdogan later toned down the rhetoric telling deputies, “We have no business with Athens… We don’t touch those who don’t touch us.” He did, however, warn Greece saying, “Behave yourself.”  

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