Turkey’s dream of a “Blue Homeland” and the illegal memorandum between Turkey and the Tripoli-based Muslim Brotherhood Government of National Accords in Libya are facing collapse, said Cihat Yaycı.
Yaycı, the former Chief of General Staff of the Turkish Navy and now of Bahceşehir University in Constantinople (Κωνσταντινούπολις, Turkish: İstanbul), is the mastermind behind the so-called Blue Homeland doctrine for Turkey to steal Greek sovereignty.
In his statements, Yaycı, believes that Turkey should not discuss Eastern Mediterranean issues with Greece, arguing that our country has absolutely no jurisdiction in this area and if discussions occur the Blue Homeland doctrine can collapse.
He called it a “historic responsibility” that threatens to destroy not only the Blue Homeland doctrine, but Turkey’s policy in Libya and the wider Eastern Mediterranean.
“Once you sit down for negotiations and give an EEZ [Exclusive Economic Zone] to the Greek islands, your Turkey-Libya line is abolished. What does abolition mean? It means that this agreement has expired,” he said.
“And the expiration of the agreement with Libya means the collapse of our policy in Libya and the Eastern Mediterranean,” he stressed, urging the Turkish government not to discuss with Greece issues concerning the Eastern Mediterranean.
According to Yaycı, Kastellorizo and the islands of the Aegean Sea do not have the right to a continental shelf and their only right is in the territorial waters of 6 nautical miles.
This of course is not based on any international law and is in complete violation of the United Nations Charter Law of the Sea, in which Turkey is only one of a very few countries in the whole world not to sign or ratify.
He provocatively claims that there are 152 islands and islets in the Aegean Sea with unspecified ownership status, while also raising the issue of demilitarizing Greek islands, claiming that they pose a threat to the security of Turkey.