Turkish military sources told “Anadolu Agency”, that Greece “continued and practiced many activities to escalate tension in the Aegean Sea, from maneuvers to submarine missions.”
Anadolu said, citing these sources, that “since January 25, Greece has conducted the Lightning-21 maneuvers, with the participation of 20 ships and a large number of air elements in an area that included international waters in the northwest of the island of Eskery.
It indicated that, “between February 10-17, Greece issued notifications about the activities of its submarines, which included the territorial waters of the islands that have a non-military status, which are Buzaba, Semaderek, Yemen, Tashuz, Medili, Saqez, Ibsara, Iheikriya, and Sesam.
The sources pointed out to Anatolia that Greece used a similar method, by issuing a notification to submarines regarding the implementation of launch exercises between March 17 and April 27, 2021, in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, including the territorial waters of the islands that have a non-military status, namely Yemen, Bozababa, Medelli, and Mays. , Ibsara, Saqz, and Cimaderek, and this proves to everyone that Greece is the party that seeks to escalate tension.
“In exchange for the ongoing provocative actions by Greece, even in light of the advisory talks, Turkey maintains its position based on patience, firm and wise, in order to reach a fair, just, lasting and sustainable solution to the problems between the two countries, by way,” Anadolu Agency revealed, citing military sources. Dialogue and negotiations based on good-neighborly relations are based on a serious and honest approach.
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