Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar issued new threats against Greece and Cyprus in the wake of the discovery of the natural gas field in section 6 of the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone, stressing that "Ankara will not allow fait accompli".
According to SKAI, Akar said that "we are right and we are strong because we are right. We are ready to sit at the table to chat. But we are determined and capable not to allow our rights and interests, Turkey and our 85 million citizens, nor the rights of our Cypriot brothers, to be violated or allow any fait accompli."
"Unfortunately, Greece doesn't come for talks, doesn't sit at the table, doesn't listen, keeps lying. Every minute, every second is a lie. We are tired of proving Greece's lies," the Turkish Defence Minister said defiantly.
"Some Greek politicians, retired generals and admirals, academics, some media executives and Greeks who have common sense are now seeing the mistakes of the Greek government," he added.
It is recalled that the USA appears positive in the development of resources following the announcements of the ENI-TOTAL consortium for natural gas discoveries in Block 6 of the Cyprus EEZ.
According to a State Department spokesman, such a development will advance European energy security while strengthening the foundations for energy security throughout the region.
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