Analysts and journalists in Turkey launched new threats against our country, as they claim that Gavdos, based on agreements, is also a Turkish island.
Turkish analysts are discussing the possibility of Greece extending its territorial waters to 12 miles south of Crete on the CNNTURK television network, unleashing threats against Greece that were first used by the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“With the 12 miles especially in the south of Crete, that is something they are already saying, they argue that “And what will happen with the 12 miles in the west and in the south?” asks the well-known retired analyst Erdogan Karakus.
To answer: “No, it is not possible because Gavdos which is here (points to the map) is our island. Based on the agreements, it is our island. This is something they know well.”
On the same issue, the Turkish journalist Ozay Sendir, also speaking to CNNTURK, argues that “this issue with the extension of 12 miles in Crete, will be Greece’s biggest challenge to Turkey. And the price for that will be heavy. It is a situation that Turkey cannot accept.”
And at another point he can be heard saying: “Greece is pushing hard and saying “Libya should make an agreement with us”. We need to see that matter immediately. What are we going to do;
We will probably see the terms with the Exclusive Economic Zone agreement and immediately send our drilling rigs there. If indeed the US loses its balance and pressures the Libyan government to agree with Greece, Turkey’s response will be clear.
We agreed earlier with them and we will say “we are coming and starting the investigations”.