Minister Akar warned Athens that “to arm the Islands with Non-Military Status means exiting the Lausanne and Paris agreements”.
Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar, together with his command, made investigations in Isparta the previous day. Pointing to the provocations of Greece in the Sea of Islands, Akar warned Athens.
TurkMedia Ankara Representative Melik YiğitelSpeaking to , Minister Akar briefly said:
THEY DEFEND THE MASSACRE
“The ex-president of a country is defending Tripolice, that is, the massacre. There are Albanian, Turkish, Jewish civilians and Greeks among those killed there. Humans do not defend the massacre. The Greeks remained under Ottoman rule for 400 years, but they did not lose their language and religion. Now, the same nation, He accuses a nation that has behaved like this for 400 years of persecution and genocide! They say to the people in Western Thrace, ‘You are not Turkish.’ There is a mosque in Athens, the board of trustees consists of Orthodox!”
OUT OF AGREEMENT
“Article 12 of the Treaty of Lausanne, Article 14 of the Paris Peace Conference says that the islands in the Informal Military Status cannot be armed. You cannot militarize these islands. If you do this, it means you are leaving the agreement.”
“Greece’s harassment and provocations in the Aegean continue. We are taking measures against them. Greece’s harassment and provocations in the Aegean continue. On August 22, a US plane was flying in the Aegean during a NATO mission, and we were protecting them. Meanwhile, Greek planes came and intercepted us. This means ‘the treatment of the enemy.’ We conveyed it to NATO, they said, ‘We didn’t know it was a Turkish plane.’ The crows laugh at this.
We are doing whatever we can to deal with what has happened. Objectively, when you look at it in terms of mathematics and engineering, we work in such a way that the event is completely under our control. Our most important problem is that Western countries are not objective.”
“Despite everything, we say ‘peace’, we say ‘dialogue’, we say ‘hold the hand of peace we have extended’. While we push diplomacy to the end, we also take all kinds of measures on the field. There are three-pronged talks with Greece: Consultative, confidence-building and NATO. separation procedures meetings. We are ready to continue the negotiations in all of these. We said that we are waiting for the Greek delegation to Ankara for the fourth confidence-building measures meeting. It has been two years. They did not come. Then they come out and say ‘dialogue’. How will it be?”
AEGEAN REFUGEE CEMETERY
“The Greeks claim to have rescued hundreds of refugees in the Aegean. However, they have turned the Aegean into a refugee cemetery. The captured terrorists describe the Lavrion camp in detail, the Greek authorities say there is no such camp. However, concrete facts, videos, photographs, statements and documents do not say so. Greek politicians lie at every opportunity. They try to defame Turkey. This has become a disease now. Its name in the medical literature is ‘Mythomania’, a disease of lying. So much so that they believed the lie themselves. We wish them a cure.”
74 SPIRITS SURVIVE FOR CYPRUS
“(USA lifted the arms embargo against the Greek Cypriot Administration) We will see how the implementation will be. We are following it day and night. There is no weakness in our personnel, weapons, vehicles, equipment and control of our borders. We will never allow weakness there. “We are with them. Our position is the same today as it was in 74. Turkey is not a threat, it is a strong, reliable and effective ally. We are determined to protect the law of ourselves and our Cypriot brothers, and we are capable of it. We say learn from history.”
YPG IS A TERRORIST AGAINST WHAT THE USA SAY
“Terrorist organizations are used by some. Our strategic ally USA provides support to the terrorist organization by land and air with thousands of trucks. We follow it closely. We say, ‘What is your aim,’ they say, ‘fight against DAESH’. Okay, let’s do it together… We will not allow this formation. The PKK/YPG is terrorist, no matter what our US friends say. Saying what we have to do in Syria is ignorance to say the least. A perception is wanted to be created. This is a big lie, slander. They are trying to bring discord among us. We will hug each other out of spite, we will be one punch, one breath. We will not allow sedition and mischief.”
WE WILL DESTROY AT THE SOURCE
“We are determined to fight terrorism. No one should say to us, ‘You have kicked the terrorists out of your country, you are done.’ “The latest example of this is the air campaign we carried out against Asos. We hit the terror nests 140 km inside. Our only target is terrorists.”
TERRORISTS STILL IN SWEDEN
“Sweden has lifted the arms embargo. They also state that they have made the export list. However, the terrorists still exist there. Now they have to make their decision. It should not be a refuge for terrorists, they should stop welcoming them.”
F-16 PROCESS IS WORKING
“(Buying F-16s from the USA) The procurement process is working. There is no reason for us to start a new search right now. But otherwise, we are of course not without alternatives.”
TURKEY IS NOW A GLOBAL ACTOR
“The global security environment is being reshaped, the balance of power, actors and roles are constantly changing. Turkey puts forward a policy with personality and identity by implementing its own initiatives under the leadership of our President. The Republic of Turkey has become a subject in the international arena. Strong Turkey does not fit into the molds desired to be inserted. As Sayyid Nesimi said: I can fit in two worlds, I cannot fit in this world.”