Ankara, Turkey – From Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to Greece: the tension will not end unless Greece gives up the Seville map. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu answered questions about foreign policy on a private television channel. Cavusoglu recalled that Oruç Reis returned for maintenance and repair activities, “there is no point in issuing Navtex when the ship is towed to maintenance. Navtex is issued when it moves to the new zone. It’s not right to interpret this as a step back.” said. Cavusoglu came out with harsh words for Greece and France, calling them “two spoiled members of the EU.” Asked about Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis ‘ call for dialogue, Cavusoglu said: “when the table is set, we will put everything forward with confidence. We are right. We put forward our theses, if you put a prerequisite, we put a prerequisite.” said. “This tension does not end unless Greece gives up the Seville map and respects Turkey’s continental shelf,” Cavusoglu said, recalling Greece’s steps that have escalated tensions in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean.”he commented.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was a guest on NTV live. Minister Çavuşoğlu made important statements about the tension in the Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean, Greece’s arrogant attitude, France’s moves to stir up the region, the recent situation in Syria, the attitude of the United States and Russia and the agenda.
Minister Çavuşoğlu, Oruç Reis touched on the speculation,” there is no point in issuing Navtex when the ship is towed to maintenance. Navtex is issued when it moves to the new zone. It’s not right to interpret this as a step back. The president, who came to Meis, took it as a step back. CHP also interpreted it as a step back. I wish he’d asked, explained.” said.
Cavusoglu noted that the tension will not end unless the map of Seville is abandoned. “When you show the map in Dominica and tell them what happened, you say, ‘yes, I know,’ and then you go to another island, then you have the contradiction, ” Cavusoglu told his US counterpart, Pompeo, who is visiting the Greek part of the country. Pompeo says, ‘yes, it should be,’ and then why can’t he say that? Maybe he was uncomfortable with me going to Venezuela.”when he reacted with his words, his Russian counterpart Lavrov said,” Lavrov went to the island. He offered to mediate. There is no mediation between us and the Greek segment. The address of the Greek part is the TRNC. If you want to mediate, you will move to the TRNC, you will listen to them, you will mediate.”he criticized it with his words.
Cavusoglu almost held Macron to the ball
There’s no point in issuing Navtex when the ship is towed to maintenance
Cavusoglu’s comments are as follows:
Why did Oruç Reis withdraw? Why wasn’t Navtex issued?
Oruç Reis has been doing seismic research for 1 month. This is a routine maintenance and replenishment work. That’s why we didn’t publish Navtex. It is published for seismic research and drilling. Navtex is very important, especially for seismic surveys. There may be ships that need to change course. Seismic surveys photograph the bottom of the sea. Therefore, no ships should pass through this area. And when there’s a drill, no ship should come within 6 miles.
There’s no point in issuing Navtex when the ship is towed to maintenance. Navtex is published when it moves to the new zone. It’s not right to interpret this as a step back. The president, who came to Meis, took it as a step back. CHP also interpreted it as a step back. I wish he’d asked, explained.
Greece is trying to make a show of force by taking the EU behind it, but it’s hollow.
Why is Greece escalating tensions?
Greece is trying to make a show of force by getting the EU behind it. But it’s empty. It had a few attempts, but it got his answer. Greece could reject the Seville map. In fact, if Greece is well-intentioned, it can evaluate it this way. It can take a step to guarantee the rights of the Turkish Cypriots. But so far, we have not seen goodwill from the Greek part and Greece.
If there will be prerequisites, we will also have prerequisites. Greece needs to do that, too. If there is an accident, Greece will be damaged here. They began attending military technical meetings. But they didn’t give up their movement on the field.
I do not expect sanctions from the EU, but there is also the possibility
Is a sanction expected at a meeting of EU leaders? What steps will turkey take?
There’s sanctions work. Who is doing this work, the Greek segment, France and Greece. At the Normandy meeting these three countries brought to the table, Spain, Portugal, Malta did not support. Greece said that if you do not meet my demands, I will veto the decision on Belarus. Right separate. Two spoiled members who have taken many of the EU’s policies hostage. I don’t expect a sanction, but it could be. They have made such sanctions decisions in the past, have we given up our resolve? We’ve become more determined.
Between Turkey and the EU, the EU wants to create tension, if it wants to take relations to another dimension, we will review all the issues we focus on, not just immigration.
Too harsh words for Macron: Everyone starts laughing when France name is spoken
Macron is flung. It’s getting worse in domestic politics, too. The coup d’etat he supported in Libya has lost. He has ceased to be an important actor in Syria. It’s because of his wrong policies. After Merkel says she will leave, France is trying to take a role in the EU. When the name France is spoken, everyone starts laughing. No one goes to their meetings. France is attacking everywhere, he means I am the leader. But by saying I’m a leader, you’re not a leader. MED7 gathered, but failed to get support. The countries there are countries that know the value of Turkey. The countries that want to get along.
Germany is trying to mediate impartially
We talked to Pompeo, he says,’ I know, you’re right.’ Everyone thinks we’re right when we talk. But when it comes to solidarity, they have different attitudes. Many countries are aware of our gestures. Borell, he’s looking for me, ‘ Can you talk to Dendias?’he says. I accept without preconditions. Dendias disagrees. Borell reports. Germany wants neutral mediation. Everyone sees Greece’s injustice with its attitude.
This tension does not end unless Greece respect our continental shelf
The two countries, the two neighbors, can meet directly. But if they insist on preliminary conditions, we also have preliminary conditions. This tension does not end unless Greece renounces the Seville map and respects Turkey’s continental shelf. The Greek side and Greece must say ‘yes’ to the agreements, works that will guarantee the TRNC’s interests. As long as they don’t agree, our work will continue, and there will be tension for them.
“Where in the world does this exist?
Mitsotakis ‘ call for dialogue
Greece offers as a prerequisite for us to stop all our activities in order to meet with us. Then you’ll meet our prerequisites. How can you claim 40 thousand km of continental shelf for a 10 km island? Where in the world does it exist? When the table is set up, we put everything forward with confidence. We are right. We put forward our theses, if you put a prerequisite, we put a prerequisite.
Popeo: maybe he was unconfortable with me going to Venezuela
If you show the map in Dominica and tell them what happened, say, ‘yes, I know,’ and then go to another island, then you have the contradiction. Pompeo says, ‘yes, it should be,’ and then why can’t he say that? Maybe he was uncomfortable with me going to Venezuela.
They are hostile towards Turkey
Anti-Turkey moves by countries such as France, UAE, Egypt
There may be a front of evil. That’s what happened in history. Diplomacy exists to solve existing problems. The UAE, which is against Turkey, what can you do? How many times have we met? We’re not going to beg them. They are hostile towards Turkey. We want our relations with France to be good. It was already good. We were on the same page in Syria. Then they wanted to establish a state of terror in Operation Spring of peace. In Libya, they supported the coup plotters, we supported the legitimate government. Egypt’s attitude is obvious, there are contacts as intelligence. There were contacts at the OIC meeting. They have to make an effort, too. Good Will has to be on the other side.
They themselves say that there is no alternative but Turkey
The purpose of our activities is a response to the activities of the evil front. The Greek Cypriot side signed an agreement with Egypt in 2003. He signed with Israel and Lebanon. Its agreement with Lebanon violates Turkey’s rights. We’ve always said in the Eastern Mediterranean that a deal without us would be invalid. If it exists in the eastern Mediterranean, hydrocarbon riches must go from Turkey to be sold to countries. That’s what the Greek people say. They say there is no alternative but Turkey. If not, why are you trying to exclude Turkey? We have taken these steps against the blocs trying to exclude us. Everyone needs to respect us and our rights.
What’s the latest on Libya?
The international community and Libya owe us a lot. We support a permanent ceasefire. The healthiest method is for the parties to establish this truce between themselves. Hafter says he doesn’t recognize the ceasefire, firing rockets, harassing them. There is a de facto ceasefire on the ground. There is a crisis of trust between the two sides. If he can get over it, it could be easier for both sides.
It doesn’t bother us that France recognizes the legitimate government, but it does bother us that it supports Hafter, provokes conflict. We’re not competing with anyone. We’d be happy to meet Serrac. We support the right steps. The ceasefire on the ground is not with Turkey. Between the two sides. The ceasefire is not against or against Turkey.
A truce would be in our best interest. Our companies have very serious debts. There’s loose ends. Our companies can’t go without a safe environment. We support any kind of dialogue and ceasefire. Together with the transitional government, we support the country going to the election with a broader consensus.
Developments in Syria
By dividing Syria, they wanted to create a terrorist state, we broke this game. We cannot accept Russia’s involvement with the terrorist organization, where we are working together on the ground, trying to make the ceasefire in Idlib permanent. According to the agreement we signed in October last year, Russia must remove the PKK from göe, Tel Rifat and Manbij. Russia needs to step up. They should not be mediating between two terrorist organizations.
Lavrov went to the island. He offered to mediate. There is no mediation between us and the Greek segment. The address of the Greek part is the TRNC. If you want to mediate, you will move to the TRNC, you will listen to them, you will mediate.
We said to the United States, if you give the Greek segment weapons or something like that, we will increase our presence there. They said,’ No, we’re not going to give them a gun.’ They said,’ we’ll just give them supplies.’ If there’s a need for the island, we’ll provide it right away.