Last Minute… Minister Akar’s statement on Mersin attack

Hulusi Akar, along with Chief of General Staff General Yaşar Güler, Land Forces Commander General Musa Avsever, Naval Forces Commander Admiral Ercüment Tatlıoğlu, Air Force Commander General Atilla Gülan, Deputy Ministers of National Defense Şuay Alpay, Alpaslan Kavaklıoğlu and Muhsin Dere and Veterans at the Ministry of National Defense Participated in the event organized for the day.

Speaking at the ceremony, which started with a moment of silence and the singing of the National Anthem, Akar started his speech by expressing his pleasure to come together with veterans on the meaningful day, which is also recognized as Veterans Day, when the founder of the Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, was given the title of “veteran and marshal”.

Akar, who commemorated especially Veteran Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, his comrades in arms, all martyrs and veterans who passed away for eternity, conveyed his wishes for God’s mercy and healing to the injured, to the heroic policeman who was martyred in the terrorist attack on the police house in Mersin’s Mezitli district. Akar”We have the knowledge that treacherous terrorists and scoundrels, who could not stand against the Mehmetçik in northern Iraq and Syria, organized these attacks in Syria. When the time and place comes, the infrastructure and superstructure of those who carry out these attacks will definitely be done. No one should doubt it” he said.

Akar stated that while Turkey, as the leading actor, strives for peace and stability, Greece, which is the most obvious example of bad neighborliness, continues its expansionist and aggressive policies with its provocative actions and rhetoric.

“Greece, which is the party that escalates the tension with this attitude, recklessly accuses Turkey. This is hypocrisy and hypocrisy. Also, this bad neighbor, who complains about Turkey to others at every opportunity, reveals his hostile attitude. Especially recently, some Greek politicians who are irresponsible, Turkey- Greece is poisoning its relations with new delusions every day. The fact that radar locks have been placed on our planes that have been carrying out NATO activities recently shows that Greece has become so arrogant that it ignores the basic principles and values ​​of NATO. As a matter of fact, a former US diplomat also criticized this move of Greece. He stated that he saw it as a sign of escalation and ‘hostile behaviour’. Again, the shooting of a commercial ship by the Greek Coast Guard immediately after this incident took the tension to a new level.”


Describing Greece’s construction of a so-called genocide monument on Kos Island as another provocation by Greece, Akar said, “The real atrocities and genocide were committed by Greece in Tripolice and in the attempt to invade Anatolia between 1919 and 1922 during the period when it rebelled against the Ottoman Empire, of which it was a subject. They are the ones who committed the same atrocities against our compatriots in Cyprus. In this respect, Greek politicians, if they “If they are looking for a document of shame, it is enough to look in the mirror. These hypocrites, while threatening the stability in the region, do not hesitate to complain about Turkey and display an anti-Turkey attitude at every opportunity they find, by manipulating the facts in any environment without shame.” said.

Pointing out that Greece abandoned the 1923 Lausanne and 1947 Paris Peace Treaties and piled up arms on the islands with non-military status, Akar said:

“With the provocation of some and unfortunately with the connivance of the EU, they have assumed the role of a spoiled child, fueling instability in the region with unprecedented, irrational and irrational demands and practices, and ruthlessly wasting their own people’s resources out of pure concern for the political future, in a futile effort to take up arms. The Turkish people, who have become a Turkish nation, have expanded 3 times in 7 stages since the day it was founded, accusing Turkey of expansionism by saying ‘Neo-Ottomanist’, despite the fact that it has come under our noses; Babies in the cold and dark waters of the Aegean by ruthlessly pushing refugees back, sinking their boots, trying to intimidate them with assimilation policies and oppression by taking away the rights of the minority, ignoring the Turkish existence, committing a deliberate identity genocide, collaborating with terrorist organizations and giving them all kinds of support. Everyone with intelligence and conscience understands the true face and intentions of those who killed I. History will write that the Greek politicians left people to die and that they had the blood of babies on their hands, not their inventions. The plague of innocent people rests on Greek politicians. As our President has also stated, international institutions should impose strong sanctions on Greece, which has turned the Aegean into a refugee graveyard, and say ‘stop’ to these crimes against humanity.”


“We have given the necessary response to all kinds of unjust and unlawful attitudes and actions of Greece on the field and at the table within the scope of reciprocity, and it should be known that we will do so in the future.” Akar said that Greece thinks that they will take the problems to the international level and usurp Turkey’s rights with some fait accomplis. In this context, Akar emphasized that Greece was in great error and made the following statements:

“We have never allowed these fait accomplis and impositions. they may have forgotten that they are breathing, but in the name of good neighborliness, let us remind you of the seriousness of this matter. Stop following the wrong path. Stay away from provocations that will invite disaster. Do not descend into the well with the rope of others. Once again, our sincere call to the sane Greeks; to come to the dialogue table so that it can be resolved through peaceful methods, in accordance with the law, within the framework of good neighborly relations and through mutual dialogue.”

Akar stated that they aim for the Aegean and the Mediterranean to be a sea of ​​friendship for peace and stability, and for all wealth to be shared fairly, and continued as follows:

“In this respect, it would be in the interests of both the region and NATO for Greece to see Turkey as a reliable and effective ally and neighbor instead of seeing it as a threat. Our neighbor Greek people should also be sure that Turkey is in peace with Greece. Our expectation from third parties is that they look at the issue impartially and objectively in the light of international law, reason, logic and science. we’re capable of that.”


Akar pointed out that Turkey, a country that “produces security” in its region and in the world, has followed an effective and constructive policy in the Ukraine crisis from the very first day. “In this context, in the face of the risk of energy and food crisis arising from the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Turkey has carried out an active diplomacy under the leadership of our President,” he said. he said.

Describing the Grain Shipment Agreement signed in Istanbul as one of the greatest achievements of the UN in recent years, Akar said, “Turkey, with its constructive contribution and hosting to the process, has most clearly demonstrated its critical role and effectiveness in the diplomatic field” said.

Emphasizing that the safe shipment of grain from Ukrainian ports to other countries through the Joint Coordination Center, which started its activities on July 27 under the coordination of the Ministry of National Defense, continues as planned, Akar said, “To date, more than 200 ships, more than 5 million tons of grain have been exited from Ukrainian ports.” made the statement.