Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay considered increasing the territorial borders of the Greek islands from six miles to 12 nautical miles as a reason for war.

Oktay said: “Do the Greeks and the European Union expect us to accept an increase in the territorial waters of Greece and its islands from six nautical miles to 12 nautical miles? … If this matter is not a cause of war, then what is it?”

Oktay stressed that “Turkey will fully defend its rights on land, sea and air, and no one is waiting for Turkey to retreat one step, and we expect the European Union to say the truth.”

The Turkish Vice President added that his country “will protect its rights in every square meter of the eastern Mediterranean, regardless of the cost.”

He added, “Our nation does not place any weight on anything when it comes to its independence and freedom, and does not hesitate to pay any price for their preservation.”

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Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2020-08-30 15:27

He better read Article 42(7) of the EU treaty and the 1923 treaty of Lausanne.
Turkey gets the Greek settled parts of Anatolia and Greece all the Islands.
The Islands have a maritime border that the owner can increase to fit law.

Daeshbags Sux
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2020-08-31 05:07
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And the norm of the law of the sea has been increase to 3nmi to 6nmi then 12nmi since 1923.
Just let’s hope that Heiko won’t do a Chamberlain : the more we lose time, the more difficult it will be… And we’ve already waited way too much.

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2020-08-31 09:11
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IMHO Maas will do and say what is agreed by the EU. So does Macron.
EU moves slow. End of September they will decide on sanctions.
Turkey links sanctions to migration and threatens another wave.
Guess EU should offer Turkey to cancle European Social Treaty.
Plus send an equal number of unemployed Turkish citizens back.