Turkish PM Yildirim escalates rhetoric against Greece

12 December 2017
1055 Views

Two days before his arrival in Greece, Turkish PM Binali Yildirim directly disputed the current Status Quo in the Aegean Sea as set out by international law, stressing that the sea was neither a closed sea for Greece or Turkey.

Responding to criticism he came under by Turkish opposition party leader Kemal Kilidcaroglu, who said President Erdogan should have raised the issue of 18 isles in the Aegean disputed by Turkey, Mr. Yildirim claimed that there was a “gray situation” in the Aegean Sea over the sovereignty of 132 rocks, while citing the Imia crisis to show the intentions of Turkey in the Aegean.

“During our rule, we did not allow a single pebble to leave the Aegean islands. The first dispute over the Aegean islands was during the Imia crisis and then Turkey clearly showed its position on this issue”, he underlined. Mr. Yildirim followed in the footsteps of President Erdogan reiterating that the Lausanne Treaty needed revision.

You may be interested

Two Greek islands in best-hidden of the Mediterranean: Telegraph
GREECE
shares34 views
GREECE
shares34 views

Two Greek islands in best-hidden of the Mediterranean: Telegraph

Panos - Jun 18, 2021

British media outlet Telegraph included the Greek islands of Karpathos and Alonissos in its top 20 holiday destinations in the…

Coronavirus Greece: 519 new cases, 321 intubated, 16 deaths
GREECE
shares36 views
GREECE
shares36 views

Coronavirus Greece: 519 new cases, 321 intubated, 16 deaths

Panos - Jun 18, 2021

Greece announced that the new laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in the last 24 hours are 519, of which 2…

Greece: Caroline was murdered by her husband!
GREECE
shares22 views
GREECE
shares22 views

Greece: Caroline was murdered by her husband!

Panos - Jun 18, 2021

Charalambos Anagnostopoulos, the husband of 20-year-old Caroline Krauts, is according to the information available to the police her killer. The…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.