Greece “continued and engaged in numerous activities to escalate tension in the Aegean, from maneuvers to submarine missions.”According to what Turkish military sources told Anadolu Agency.
According to the agency, quoting these sources, “Greece has conducted, since January 25, 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.“.
According to Turkish sources, “Greece issued, between February 10-17, notifications about its submarine activities, including the territorial waters of the islands that have a non-military status, which are Buzaba, Cimaderek, Yemen, Tashuz, Medili, Saqez, Ibsara, and Heikeriya, And Sissam“.
The sources indicated to “Anatolia” that Greece used a similar method, 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, which are Yemen. , Bozbaba, Medili, Mays, Ibsara, Saqiz, and Semaderek, and this proves to everyone that Greece is the party that seeks to escalate tension“.
As well Quoting military sources, Anadolu revealed that “in exchange for the ongoing provocative actions by Greece, even in light of the advisory talks, Turkey maintains its position based on patience, firmness and wisdom, to reach a fair, just, lasting and sustainable solution to the problems between the two countries, through Dialogue and negotiations based on good-neighborly relations are based on a serious and honest approach“.
Anatolia also quoted the sources as saying, “Ankara is waiting, in exchange for its constructive stance that has continued from the beginning, for Greece to give up its unacceptable position, actions and rhetoric that would escalate tension, and make efforts to solve problems through dialogue and negotiations according to an honest approach.”“.
While these sources pointed out that these activities began since the start of the “advisory talks” with Turkey on January 25 last, and the agency pointed out that this “came after Greek statements about the start of the research ship. TCG Çesme Recently, with its scientific and technical studies in the hydrographic field, in the international waters in the north of the Aegean Sea, Greece claimed that the studies carried out by the ship are considered an act that does not facilitate the improvement of relations between the two countries.“.
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