Erdogan: We Can’t be Excluded from Mediterranean Resources

FILE - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he addresses members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Ali Unal)

Τurkey’s president says he will not permit what he called the seizing of natural resources in the eastern Mediterranean.

Speaking at a naval ceremony Sunday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would never accept such attempts “excluding our country and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.”

Turkey and the Greek Cypriot government in Cyprus_who do not have diplomatic relations— are both planning hydrocarbon research in the Mediterranean Sea for natural gas reserves.

A Turkish ship began explorations for oil and natural gas this week off the coast of southern Antalya province. The first drilling location is not within disputed territories near Cyprus.

Off the divided island of Cyprus, Turkish Cypriots in northern Cyprus, who are supported by Turkey, say any offshore resources that Greek Cypriots tap into must be shared.

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  1. All because SYRIZA, But PASOK, ND, that have NO military knowledge amd let greece buy the worst weapons it could, yep tanks are going to defend against aircraft and ships, antiquated equipment you still see troops today wearing WW2 style helmets, Vietnam era helicopters, F4 Phantoms, what is this 1968…Turkey has money resources, domestic production of weapons, munitions, and the will to use them. Greece has neither will or the means, runs to NATO, the EU, the courts, PUSSIES ALL OF THEM ND, PASOK, SYRIZA, ANEL..ETC.

    If theres a war and its costly to greece, win or lose, the culprits that made greece weak will be held to account…every living PM, Defense Minister To PRISON FOR LIFE…

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