Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar made new provocations with his new statements and restores the dream of a Turkish “Blue Homeland.”
He also accused Greece of not complying the moratorium that had been agreed within NATO.
In particular, Akar said that the Turkey wants to focus on the positive agenda that emerged during recent discussions in NATO.
“The crisis offers an opportunity to reinvent our economy,” he said, adding: “Unfortunately, however, we sometimes encounter the provocative actions of our Greek partners.”
“We see that although there is an agreement on a moratorium to not carry out activities, such as exercises between June 15 and September 15 and on our national holidays, this is not being observed,” he claimed.
Akar appeared worried about the Greek people, claiming that “the greatest damage to the futile efforts of our Greek neighbour will be for the Greek people. The resources of the Greek people must not be lost.”
The Turkish Defence Minister went on to say that “we are in favour of sharing the wealth of this region between our countries, in a fair way and in the context of international law, and to build a peaceful future together.”
He added: “We have no aspirations, legally, for anyone’s land. However, we are determined, and able, to protect the rights and interests of our Blue Homeland, including Cyprus.”
Despite Akar claiming that Turkey has no “aspirations” against Greece and Cyprus, the Blue Homeland map, which does not need much explaining, shows the ridiculous Turkish claims over Greek and Cypriot maritime space, as seen in blue.
Turkey is also one of only 15 countries in the entire world to not sign and/or ratify the United Nations Charter Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as it contradicts the Blue Homeland ambition that is not based on any international law.
Some of the 15 non-signatories of UNCLOS are landlocked states.