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Erdogan: there are disputed islands in the Aegean

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Erdogan: there are disputed islands in the Aegean
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TAGS:Turkey, Diplomacy

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has openly questioned the sovereignty of certain unnamed Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, restating the Turkish theory of “gray zones” first expressed in the 1990s.

“Those who make plans on disputed sovereignty islands in the Aegean should know that the coast is not clear (for them,)” Erdogan said Sunday on the launch of the new Piri Reis-class submarine.

Referring to the countries that have opposed Turkey’s maritime borders memoranduim with Libya, mainly Egypt, Greece and Israel, Erdogan said that “those who stand against us have no sense of the international law and the laws, and no mercy.”

“With the six submarines that will be ready by 2027, we will continue to defend our country’s interests...especially in the Mediterranean,” Erdogan said.
Referring to military support for the internationally-recognized “Government of National Accord” based in Tripoli, Libya, which is engaged in a civil war, Erdogan says Turkey will increase such support if needed and will assess its options on air, land and sea.


I know the experts so-called are declaring a conflict between Turkey and Greece far-fetched, but any student of history would know that wars have been started over far less.
 

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