The Turkish president said that the United Arab Emirates would be completed on February 14. (Photo AP)
ISTANBUL – RESPONSE. Ankara accuses Athens of violating international law and militarizing the islands against the conditions, while Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to justify his country’s armaments programs, talked about the markets weapons systems of Greece from France.
The National Security of Turkey, which met under the chairmanship of Erdogan, targeted Athens as the statement issued stressed that “Greece, which recklessly violates and distorts international law and insists on militarizing the islands against the conditions, is called upon to respond honestly to our prayers.” . for dialogue and cooperation and reiterates our determination to protect our legal rights and interests in the Aegean and the Mediterranean. “
Earlier, in an interview with the private television network NTV, the Turkish president stressed that “Turkey is developing in a different way than in the past, it is getting stronger and we are obliged to strengthen it. Because in our area in different places there are some who have their own computers. Mainly Greece, which buys various items from France and other countries “, to add that” we are in an effort to have our own autonomy “.
Analysts estimate that the statement of the President of Turkey “photographs” the receipt of Rafale fighters from Greece, but also the construction of frigates Belharra.
Turkey must be strengthened, as “Greece buys various things from France”, said yesterday the Turkish president – Satisfaction for EastMed, insistence on the supply of S-400.
Referring to EastMed, Tayyip Erdogan spoke about a plan of Greece and Cyprus with political expediency. “In the Eastern Mediterranean, it is not possible to achieve any local project that does not include Turkey. What we see in our geography and we have clearly stated. The EastMed pipeline project was not economically and technically viable, it was presented by the Greek-Greek Cypriot duo for reasons of political expediency. It was a joint plan aimed at excluding Turkey and the “TRNC”. “It’s gratifying that the United States has finally seen this reality,” he said.
Regarding Ankara’s bid for rapprochement with Israel, Erdogan announced that Turkey’s Israeli counterpart Isaac Herzog would be completed next month, saying the two countries could start “a new era”.
He also revealed that the United Arab Emirates will be completed on February 14.
In an interview with Turkish television, he also said that talks with the United States are ongoing on the F-16 maintenance program, as well as new markets, but expressed Ankara’s insistence on the supply of S-400s and did not rule out the possibility. of. and another set-up of the Russian anti-aircraft system, as he stressed that “the process is proceeding normally. The background to the supply of S-400… is a story that only we know. “And we will not ask anyone about our own defense systems.”