Russian Foreign Ministry posts tweet on the Battle of Navarino, in message to Erdogan and Turkey’s Neo-Ottoman plans (video)

The tweet was a message of goodwill to Greece

The Russian Foreign Ministry posted a video on its official Twitter account on Tuesday commemorating the 193rd anniversary of the “Naval Battle of Naavrino”, which aided a newly rising Greece on its path to Independence from the Ottoman Empire.

The move was seen as an indirect message towards Tayyip Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman dreams.

“⚔⛵ 193 years ago, the combined squadron of Russia, Great Britain and France defeated the Turkish-Egyptian fleet in the Bay of Navarino. The triumph of the allied fleet became one of the prerequisites for Greece’s independence,” wrote the post.

The Battle of Navarino was a naval battle fought on 20 October (O. S. 8 October) 1827, during the Greek War of Independence (1821–32), in Navarino Bay (modern Pylos), on the west coast of the Peloponnese peninsula, in the Ionian Sea. Allied forces from Britain, France, and Russia decisively defeated Ottoman and Egyptian forces trying to suppress the Greeks, thereby making Greek independence much more likely.

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