Istanbul, Turkey – Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar speaking at the launch ceremony of the new naval platforms: Greece’s unilateral demands and practices in the Islands sea and in the Mediterranean sea that are only for its own interests, namely the arming of the islands, 10-mile airspace, 40 thousand square kilometers of maritime delimiting to Meis, are absolutely not in accordance with reason, international law and good neighbourly understanding and are incompatible with the facts.
While preventing effective and successful military operations on the one hand, the corridor of terror that is wanted to be created on the other hand, we have made important gains in the struggle to protect our rights, interests and interests. The natural gas find in the Black sea will be the basis of larger and important strategic initiatives.
All activities are carried out in accordance with reason, logic, international law, good neighbourliness and fair manner, however, everyone should know that Turkey will never allow any formation that threatens the security of our country and our noble nation, and any attempt to usurp our rights, relevance and interests in our blue Homeland. Greece’s unilateral demands and practices in the Aegean and Mediterranean that are only for its own interests, namely the arming of the islands, 10-mile airspace, 40 thousand square kilometers of maritime jurisdiction in Meis, are not in accordance with reason, international law and good neighbourly understanding and are incompatible with the facts.
No one can confine Turkey to its own shores, and the pirate agreement signed between Egypt and Greece has no effect for Turkey.
The statements and actions of some countries that have nothing to do with the region to strengthen their military presence in the Eastern Mediterranean are incompatible with the spirit of alliance and solidarity. Greece and the Greek Cypriot Administration (GCA) have made provocative moves in the region. There is no legal basis for what they say. Turkey is determined and determined to protect the rights, relevance and interests of both the TRNC and Turkey in our blue homeland as it has ever been. Turkey will never let anything happen.
Turkey stands by our Libyan brothers until the end, the agreement with Libya once again demonstrated Turkey’s determination on this issue. Turkey is watching with concern that the mistakes made by our allies in Syria are being repeated here as well. Turkey is fighting for a Libya that has achieved peace, peace and stability through a permanent, coordinated ceasefire that protects the right of Libyans, ensuring their territorial integrity and political unity with the understanding that “Libya is for the Libyans”.
Having an effective and deterrent Army for Turkey is no longer a choice but a necessity, the operations that Turkey performs at home and beyond the borders by using our domestic and national defense industrial products in a very effective way have clearly revealed this necessity. The effectiveness of our high-tech domestic and national weapons systems in the field of battle and the superior success of our personnel in using these systems has attracted the attention of the whole world. The transformation of many defense industry products into export products, especially for the UCAV, has been a special occasion of pride for us.
The Turkish defense industry is now among the important players of the international defense market, where there is great competition, with the recently announced figures, the presence of 7 companies among the world’s leading top 100 defense organizations is a source of pride and confidence for us.
Today, the defense industry products delivered to the Turkish Navy will provide an important advantage Turkey has seen what Turkey can do in the defense industry, Turkey can produce, after that Turkey will continue to produce.