AGATHONAS IAKOVIDES RESPONDS TO PROVOCATION
The FYR Macedonian song seems to have been withdrawn for the moment for various reason. First of all the reactions inside the country seem to have been very negative for the song and the video clip. Greece also reacted negatively in the video clip which presents footage of Alexander the Great in their video clip especially when the official world history recognizes him as Greek and not as Slav.
Besides the comments of ruling party member there were statements of the Greek representative Agathonas Iakovides: “The Greek history cannot be insulted by anyone I am Greek from head to toe”.
OGAE Greece president Antonis Karatzikos said also that this video was sad and it’s a usual tactic of FYR Macedonia to provoke Greeks just to make a fuzz.
Star Channel also referred to the post of oikotimes.com which was reproduced by regional website. Our chief editor, Fotis Konstantopoulos stated on TV that this so called nation tries desperately to steal the Greek history.
Weirdly there is no official ERT statement on the issue. You can watch the video of Star Channel report here. Some visitors of oikotimes.com reacted to the way we presented the story but obviously they have their own agenda for doing this as they are so eager to ignore the Greek history!