President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed to safeguard Turkey’s interests in the eastern Mediterranean in a video projecting the country’s Blue Homeland doctrine shared on his Twitter account on the fifth anniversary of a failed military coup on Thursday.
The computer graphics created video depicts scenes from the Gallipoli battle of World War One, Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia last year converted into a mosque, and Turkish seismic exploration vessels Oruç Reis and Barbaros.
The footage is accompanied by slogans such as “the Blue Homeland is unconquerable” and “the eastern Mediterranean is unconquerable.”
#15Temmuz’da vatanına canıyla siper olup ülkemizi esir almaya yeltenen hainlere dersini veren tüm kahramanlarımızı rahmetle, minnetle anıyoruz.
— Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RTErdogan) July 15, 2021
The Blue Homeland theory is Turkey’s failed attempt to steal Greek maritime space and Eastern Aegean Islands.
Despite engaging in this hostile policy, Turkey has failed to garner any international support or exploit Greece’s energy rights in the East Mediterranean.