“Greece must gather its minds”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the shadow of the statements of the head of the NOC (National Oil Company) about cooperation with Greece and Egypt in the energy sector, and mining agreements with Italy, announced yesterday drilling south of Crete in cooperation with Libya .
“We will do our drilling in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, but we have the capabilities with our ships to go to third countries that have gas fields to drill and extract the gas and together sell it to other countries,” Erdoğan said.
“Proposals are coming in this direction from various countries. First in line is Libya. They tell us that we can enter into this kind of cooperation. There is this situation,” Erdogan then asserted.
In the meantime, the Turkish president and the Turkish foreign minister repeated once again the well-known exhortations to Greece.
“We cannot accept Greece’s attitude lately. We cannot remain passive and silent in this aggressive and hostile attitude. Greece needs to get its heads together. He must learn that he cannot get anywhere with provocations and provocations,” said the Turkish president during a joint interview with the pro-government networks ATV and A Haber on Wednesday night.
Tayyip Erdoğan even called our country to… come to its senses, saying that the recent test firing of the Tayfun missile “made our country crazy”, noting that the next ballistic missiles will have an even greater range.
“The latest long-range missile test is very important and shows the level our defense industry has reached. The last test was of the Tayfun missile. The Tayfun test drove Greece crazy. With a continuing process, the distance will increase even to 561 kilometers. The Greeks were afraid because Athens is within his range.”
Erdogan also talked about “good news” regarding the Cenk and Traveler missiles, but also about the “national” fighter aircraft, which – as he claimed – “will come out of the hangar in 2023”, while it will be put into operation and the first Turkish frigate that “will strengthen our power in the seas”, as he said. The question of course is, when it comes out of the hangar, will it be able to fly?
The Turkish president referred to the role of Eastern Thrace in the energy map of the region, saying that it is on the “agenda” of the discussions with Russia, with which they cooperate closely for the construction and operation of the nuclear power plants of Akuyo and Sinop.
For his part, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu explained that Turkey will not allow the extension of Greek territorial waters even one mile, effectively threatening a war if such a thing happens.