Germany has discussed the situation in the eastern Mediterranean Sea with Turkey. German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone conversation on Wednesday. At the time, Erdogan called for the EU to remain neutral, not favoring Greece on the issue. At that time, the two leaders emphasized overcoming the crisis through dialogue.
A statement from the Turkish President’s office confirmed the phone conversations of the two leaders. In a statement, Erdo किया called for talks to resolve the Turkish-Greek conflict over the situation in the eastern Mediterranean. However, in this case, the parties concerned have to take a constructive approach based on fairness.
Erdogan said that European countries should take a fair stand on this issue. Turkey is ready for talks. However, Ankara will not back down from its policy of protecting its rights.
Erdogan was accompanied by senior officials including Turkish Foreign Minister Meval ust Cavusoglu, Defense Minister Hulsi Akar, and Intelligence Chairman Hakan Fidan.
Germany is trying to mediate between Turkey and Greece on the eastern Mediterranean issue. The United States is also in contact with both sides. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also spoke with Turkish Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday. In addition to the situation in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the two leaders also discussed the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
Meanwhile, Greece has announced plans to increase its military capabilities amid tensions with Turkey. The Prime Minister of the country, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said that his country would buy significant numbers of military equipment. These include 17 French-built Rafale fighter jets, four frigates and four navy helicopters.
Tensions rose when Greece and Cyprus objected to the discovery of crude oil and natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. It is becoming more and more complicated.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that “Greece will either understand the language of politics and diplomacy, or face a painful experience.” Turkish people are ready for any situation. ‘Source: Daily Sabah, BBC