Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu, 5 June 2017 (Photo by AP Photo/ Burhan Ozbilic)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Monday that said, “those who act in the sense of ‘I am the only owner of the Mediterranean’ will be disappointed.”

The ministry continued in its statement that “Greece has shown, through the maritime border demarcation agreement it concluded with Egypt, that it is not sincere about the issue of dialogue with us.”

The Turkish Foreign Ministry then said that “Ankara has the ability and capabilities to defeat the alliance of evil formed against it in the Mediterranean.”

The Turkish Foreign Ministry’s statement came as the first response to the statement of its Greek counterpart, in which Athens urged Turkey to stop illegal actions in the eastern Mediterranean, and that these activities are provocative and undermine peace and security in the region.

The Greek Foreign Ministry statement said, as quoted by Reuters: “Greece will not accept blackmail. We will defend our sovereign rights.”

On Monday, the Turkish Navy issued a navigational notification saying that the Turkish vessel “Uruj Chief” will conduct seismic surveys in the eastern Mediterranean during the next two weeks.

Reuters reported that this step is likely to renew tension with Greece, which is a member of NATO, “noting that the two countries are at odds over the overlapping demands for oil and gas resources in the region.

 

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Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2020-08-11 07:17

Turkey has not fully understood that it can not nullify the results of the peace treaties of 1912 and 1923. In 1923 Turkey confiscated the Greek settled areas of Anatolia and drove 1.5 million Greeks out. In this peace of Lausanne the Greeks kept ownership of the Islands and thus by international law the sea area around them. Now Turkey wants to confiscate these areas because of their gas and oil. When will Turkish aggression and rapaciousness stop? p.s. The Turks came to the area from Inner Asia. They have already ethnically cleansed Anatolia from the native Orthodox Christian nations.… Read more »

Human
Human
2020-08-11 09:12
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Time the WHOLE WORLD ALLY and let ITS (plural of “it”, i. e. THE UNHUMAN GENOCIDALS) understand the GENOCIDES perpetrated through a TOTAL GENOCIDE ON THOSE STUFFS THEY ARE, FOLLOWED BY A HUNGER WALK AND STARVATION BACK TO INNER ASIA. SO HALF THE PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD WILL BE SOLVED.

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2020-08-11 17:20
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Not all Turks but a few people in the Turk Foreign Ministry think, they talk to Greece and Egypt. They overlook that not only Egypt and Greece reject Turkish territorial demands to their EEZs. On the 13 July 2020, EU foreign ministers had decided to explore ways of easing tensions with Turkey. They focused on all open fronts between the EU and Turkey, ranging from Turkish illegal drilling activities in the Mediterranean to Ankara’s involvement in Libya and Syria. The first step will be a last attempt for dialogue. Last week EU’s High Representative/Vice-President Borrell reminded that Turkey must act… Read more »

J.T
J.T
2020-08-11 10:39
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It is you that has misunderstood, Greek islands a mere few miles away cannot have 6 miles of an eez that Greece wishes to claim.
There is no Turkish aggression there is protecting of Turkish interests, and finally you have the audacity to mention genocides?
Are you not aware of Greek volunteers entered the Bosnian war to specially kill Muslims, furthermore there were a proportion of those volunteers that were purportedly linked with Golden Dawn.

So please stop the Turkish bashing and state something factual.

Stern Daler
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2020-08-11 12:31
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You do not understand. The sea border is delineated in equal distance between the Island and Anatolia if there is not enough space. So if the Island is 6 kilometers away. The sea border is 3 kilometer away from Anatolia and 3 kilometers from the Island. If there is more space more. This naturally favours those that own an Island that can have territorial waters all around. While the mainland has another type of coast and can be surrounded by Islands that bar it from the open sea. Too bad for Turkey in the Aegis and for example for Germany… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-11 00:11

Turkish Foreign Ministry way of doing:
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