Malazgirt, Turkey  –  Turkey is determined to do whatever is necessary to obtain its rights in the Black Sea, Islands Sea and Mediterranean Sea, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday.

“We will not compromise what is ours… We are determined to do whatever is necessary,” President Erdoğan said.

President Erdoğan who was speaking at an event commemorating the 11th century military victory by Seljuk Turks over the Byzantine empire at Malazgirt, issued a direct warning to Greece:

“If [Greece] wants to pay a price, let them come and face us. If they don’t have the courage for it, they should stand out of our way,” President Erdoğan said.

On the 949th anniversary of the Malazgirt Victory, President Erdogan spoke: Don’t let our counterparts ruin themselves!
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the events of the Malazgirt Victory, whose 949th anniversary is celebrated today.

In his speech on the program, President Erdoğan addressed countries that are uncomfortable with our work in the Mediterranean, Island Sea and Black Sea and tried to make moves against it and said, “let our interlocutors avoid the steps that would ruin them. Fear doesn’t help Death. Turkey is not a country to be tested.

We will do what we say, we will pay the price. “

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan came to the Malazgirt National Park for the celebration of the 949th Anniversary of the Malazgirt Victory. President Erdoğan, who made important statements in his speech here, also made evaluations on many hot agendas, from the tension in the Islands Sea to the gas in the Black Sea. “Our interlocutors should avoid steps that will destroy themselves,” said Erdoğan, “Everyone will see that Turkey is no longer a country whose patience will be tested. If we say we will do, we do. We will pay whatever the cost is” he said.

When Çağrı Bey returned to Turkistan, he said that “there is no power to stop the Turks in these lands.” The Byzantine Emperor, who did not want to accept this truth, prepared a large army and departed from Istanbul, captured the Malazgirt fortress in the hands of the Turks and slaughtered his people. Sultan Alparslan, who received this news during the Egypt expedition, turned his direction here. Confident in the size and equipment of his soldiers, the emperor sharply refused the offer of peace.

Victory day comes

The Byzantine army of 200 thousand people and the Turkish army of 50 thousand men confronted on the Malazgirt Plain on 26 August 1071, it was Friday, that day was praying for the victory of Muslims in all Islamic lands. After a short address he started the attack. The Byzantine army was defeated in a short time, and the Turkish army won a great victory in Malazgirt at sunset. After this victory, which constitutes one of the turning points of Turkish and world history, the conquest of Anatolia, village by village, city by city, began.

They whistle in the cemetery! We do it if we say we do it.

Their pursuit of fake bullying in the Islands Sea is nothing more than a manifestation of the psychology of whistling in the cemetery.

We have never bowed to the tyrant. No matter what they do, whatever ugly conspiracy they turn to. They will find millions in front of them every time. Turkey is now a country that everyone will see that patience will be tested. If we say we can, we will. We pay whatever the price is. Because we are not guests in this land. Whatever is on these lands is the work of those who lie below.

Don’t let our interlocutors ruin themselves

We invite our interlocutors to keep themselves in order and to stay away from mistakes that will cause them to ruin. Turkey in the Mediterranean Sea, Islands Sea will receive whatever is right on him.

The Battle of Malazgirt

The Battle of Malazgirt was fought between the Byzantine Empire and the Seljuk Empire on 26 August 1071 near Malazgirt, Turkey. The decisive defeat of the Byzantine army and the capture of the Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes played an important role in undermining Byzantine authority in Anatolia and Armenia, and allowed for the gradual Turkification of Anatolia. Many of the Turks, who had been travelling westward during the 11th century, saw the victory at Malazgirt as an entrance to Asia Minor.

The brunt of the battle was borne by the professional soldiers from the eastern and western tagmata, as large numbers of mercenaries and Anatolian levies fled early and survived the battle. The fallout from Malazgirt was disastrous for the Byzantines, resulting in civil conflicts and an economic crisis that severely weakened the Byzantine Empire’s ability to adequately defend its borders.

This led to the mass movement of Turks into central Anatolia—by 1080, an area of 78,000 square kilometres had been gained by the Seljuk Turks. In 1071, the Seljuqs crushed an imperial army at the Battle of Malazgirt, and though historians no longer consider this to have been an utterly cataclysmic reversal for the Greeks, it still was a stinging setback.” It was the first, and only, time in history a Byzantine emperor had become the prisoner of a Muslim Turkish commander.